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Famous Mosques (Masjid) in Pakistan

The Badshahi Mosque in Pakistan
Name: The Badshahi Mosque(The Royal Mosque)
City: Lahore.
Year: built 1672-74)
Descriptions:

The Badshahi Mosque in PakistanBadshahi mosque is one of the some significant architectural monuments. The Badshahi Mosque (The Royal Mosque) was built on the orders of Aurangzeb Alamgir the Moghul Emperor in1658 to 1707 Lahore in Pakistan.

This mosque remained the biggest mosque of the world from more than three centuries. It is still remains the largest piece of Moghul architecture and was completed in only 2-1/2 years. Its outdoor courtyard measures 161.5 x 160.6 meters and still is the largest courtyard of any mosque in the world; structure wise, the mosque itself stands fifth ranking in the world.

the British took control of Lahore in 1846 they taken to use Badshahi Mosque as a military garrison. It was not until 1852 that the British established the Badshahi Mosque Authority to oversee the restoration of the mosque so that it could be returned to Muslims as a place of worship again.

Redstone and marble have been used for the construction of this Badshahi Mosque. The Redstone carried was especially brought from citye Jaipur, Rajhastan (India). Variegated marble was used in the construction of steps and floor of mosque. The interior designe of the mosque is adorned with tiles and beautiful frescoes stones. The grandeur and elegance of the mosque simply mesmerizes the viewer.

The Badshahi mosque is one of the major tourist attractions of Lahore in Pakistan.

Pakistan Mosque


Faisal Mosque in Pakistan
Name: Faisal Mosque(Masjid)
City: Islamabad
Year: 1986
Descriptions:

Great_MosqueofAlgiersKing Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia both suggested (in 1966) and largely funded the Faisal Mosque,supported the initiative of the Pakistani Government to build a national mosque in Islamabad during an official visit to Pakistan. An international competition was held in which architects comes from 17 countries submitted 43 proposals. The architect was Vedat Dalokay of Turkey, whose design was chosen in 1969 after an international competition in the world. The constructed was fully completed in 1986.

The Faisal Mosque is located in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad . This location represents the mosque's importance and allows it to be seen from distance of miles around day and night end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas.

The mosque's architecture is strikingly very unique and modern, It is having the traditional domes and arches of most other mosques around the world.

The shape of the Faisal Mosque is an eight-sided concrete shell inspired by a desert Beduoin's tent and the cubic Ka'ba in Mecca, flanked by four unusual minarets inspired by Turkish architecture.

The prayer hall have capacity to accommodate 10,000 worshippers. (There is room for an additional 24,000 in the porticoes and 40,000 in the courtyard.)

List of Mosques in Pakistan
Name City Name City
Faisal Mosque:
Lal Masjid (Red Mosque):
Masjid e Tooba:
Ali Masjid:
Badshahi Mosque:

Located in Islamabad
Located in Islamabad
Located in Karachi
Located in Khyber Pass
Located in Lahore

Mohabbat Khan Mosque:
Kuzkandi Jamiah Masjid:
Shahjahan Mosque:
B.I.College Mosque:
Masjid-e-Akhwand :
Located in Peshawar
Located in Mardan
Located in Thatta
Located in Lahore
Located in Dera Ghazi Khan



Pakistan Mosque

Mosque in Saudi Arabia