On April 14, 2022, Asfour Crystal International S.A.E., based in Egypt, achieved the remarkable feat of creating the world’s heaviest chandelier, weighing an astonishing 24,300 kilograms (approximately 53,572.3 pounds). This extraordinary chandelier graces the interior of the Masjid Misr mosque, situated in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. In addition to its staggering weight, this chandelier also holds the distinction of being the largest in terms of its dimensions, boasting a total of 107 lanterns suspended from its magnificent structure.
The grandeur of Masjid Misr extends beyond its impressive chandelier. The mosque encompasses a substantial area of 19,100 square meters and features three main entrances crowned with Islamic domes, complemented by a fourth service entry. Within its expansive premises, the mosque’s central nave spans an impressive 9,600 square meters, providing a sacred space for up to 12,000 worshippers. A commanding Islamic dome with a diameter of 29.5 meters graces the mosque’s interior. Additionally, the mosque comprises six halls, each measuring 350 square meters and capped by their own distinctive Islamic domes. The complex also includes various service areas to cater to the needs of its visitors and worshippers.
The mosque’s courtyards are equally vast and accommodating. The upper courtyard can hold up to 40,000 individuals, while the lower courtyard has a capacity for 55,000 worshippers, bringing the total capacity of the mosque to an impressive 107,000 prayers.
Moreover, Masjid Misr is flanked by two towering minarets that reach a height of 140 meters above the upper courtyard. Each minaret is constructed on a 1,600-square-meter foundation. The ground floor of these minarets offers a range of facilities, including restrooms, a gift shop, a ticketing office, an administrative center, and various auxiliary services. Access to the upper levels is facilitated by a luxurious staircase, extending to a height of 133 meters, and a special needs elevator, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for all.