The mosques in the Ottoman Empire territories have a unique character and important differences to the other mosque types such as Arab mosques. Their monumental shape and spatial organization affect the typology of mosque even today. Although a few modern and unique samples exist in Turkey, nearly all of the new examples, which was built in the last two decades and disregard the legal procedures, contain many proportional, dimensional, and spatial distortions. This paper aims at examining the social effects on the mosque typology.