As you all know, Islam is the world’s second-largest religion and the fact is that it is the fastest-growing religion in the world. There are huge misunderstandings and myths about the Islamic countries in the world. People think that traveling to Islamic countries could be unsafe, violent, and dangerous. These widely illogical generalizations about the Muslim World is increasing day by day. Whereas when you look at reality, it leads to the contradiction. Here is the list of the Islamic Countries in the World to visit.
With the Islamic perspective and with regards to the Muslim tradition, Saudi Arabia. Also, as per the Islamic Shariah and law, it is mandatory for every Muslim who can bear all the financial costs to visit Mecca and Madina as a pilgrimage. Apart from this, there are many other tourist destinations in Saudi Arabia, like Jedda, Riyadh, Tiran Island, Dammam, Al Bahah, Yanbu, etc. However, there are some strict dress codes that ladies have to follow.
Turkey has always kinda been the poster-child of progressive Muslim countries and one of the biggest reasons is the influx of tourists from Europe, who flock to its beaches and monuments by the millions and see for themselves what a Muslim country actually looks like. Although Turkey has been prone to unpredictable violence in recent times, large parts of it (especially in the south) continue to remain popular with travelers. You should visit Turkey for the culture, the food, the beaches, and history. Turkish hammams, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, and, of course, Istanbul.
An exceptionally well-kept Balkan secret, Albania is an entire roster of attractions – everything from snowcapped mountains, to warm, glittering beaches; a bustling, cosmopolitan capital, and a strong Islamic heritage. Albania has a remarkable and largely incongruous history of benevolence and acceptance. Albanian Muslims famously stood up for the Jews against the Nazis during the Holocaust, and every single Jewish refugee who came to Albania survived. You should visit Albania because the secret is quickly getting out. Albania’s beaches and mountains have been attracting a small, select bunch of travelers for years, which meant low prices and secluded places. This might soon change, so you might want to hurry up.
Not trying to be condescending, but a lot of people don’t realize that Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim country. Pretty much the stock-photo of a tropical paradise, Indonesia’s islands, beaches, and cultural attractions draw millions of travelers every year. Religious diversity is part of Indonesia’s fascinating heritage; more than 200 religions are practiced in the country, including Hinduism, Christianity, and Confucianism. The diversity is prominently visible in the country’s many monuments, mosques, temples, and vernacular architecture. Moreover, top tourist destinations include Orang-utans! And volcanoes, beaches, surfing, nightlife, food, architecture, and probably the world’s best diving scene.
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Few countries have the kind of appeal that Morocco musters. There’s a bit of Europe in its large African heart; Moroccans speak both French and Arabic and enjoy their wine as much as their sheesha. Morocco is both desert and sea, both urban and nomadic; mesmerizing, almost to a fault. Islam lies at the foundation of Morocco’s contemporary life and is one of the cities like Marrakesh and Fes offer one of the world’s most beautiful displays of Islamic architecture. Moreover, Morocco is one of the world’s most fascinating countries with unbelievably beautiful, bustling cities, amazing food, beaches, snowy mountains and sandy desert.
Kosovo emerged from one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent history to become the world’s newest country in 2008. Their claim to sovereignty is still debated, but Kosovo is recognized by more than 100 countries. Travelers have consistently labeled Kosovo as one of the friendliest countries on the planet. The tiny landlocked country is picturesque in a characteristic Eastern-European sort of a way with idyllic villages, sprawling countryside, and historic cities.
Iran – Islamic Countries
Iran’s reputation in the media pretty much justifies the intent of this article. Anyone who’s traveled to Iran (I haven’t yet) raves about the hospitality, the food, and the diversity of Iran. The country leaves quite an impression, especially due to the image that is so often associated with Iran. And the mountains. The last remaining vestige of Persian culture. The dolphins of Queshm, the mausoleums of Shiraz, the waterfalls, and hot springs. Just look how pretty Iran is. As far as mortal safety is concerned, there is zilch to worry about. But traveling to Iran can make travel to some other countries difficult. Moreover, the tourist attractions of Iran include the mountains, the dolphins of Queshm, the mausoleums of Shiraz, the waterfalls, and hot springs. It is the last remaining vestige of Persian culture.
Jordan – Islamic Countries
The towering Wadis of Jordan, and the ancient cities nestled within them, are an earthly marvel unlike any other. Jordan’s history spans millennia, and the country is blessed with some of the world’s most enduring monuments and cities. The Dead Sea borders Jordan on the south, framing the country with a jaw-dropping coastline. You should visit Jordan for the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Petra, the Biblical history.
Maldives – Islamic Countries
The fact that the Maldives is an Islamic country, escapes most people’s attention. Everybody’s favorite honeymoon destination, Maldives, and romance have almost become annoyingly inseparable. But the Maldives is more than its luxury resorts and their private beaches. There are more than 200 inhabited islands in the Maldives, of which most are quite unexplored. A lot in the Maldives is tailor-made for couples looking for a romantic getaway, but the country is a gorgeous delight for any beach lover. The diving and snorkeling are fantastic, with some of the most vibrant reefs and atolls on the planet.
These are the Best Islamic Countries in the World that you must visit.