TOP FIVE 5 FAMOUS MASJIDS IN PAKISTAN

 1.Faisal Masjid:

The Faisal Masjid is the largest masjid in Pakistan. It is located in Islamabad. Its construction was completed in 1986. It is designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay. It is designed like a desert Bedouin’s tent; and unlike traditional Masjids, it lacks a dome. The design of minarets is borrowed from Turkish traditional models, which are thin and pencil-like.

The Faisal Mosque has covered the area of 5,000 square metres (54,000 square feet), where 10,000 worshipers offer their prayers in its main prayer hall; 24,000 in its porticoes; 40,000 in its courtyard and another 200,000 in its adjoining premises. Each of the four minarets of the Masjid are 80 metres (260 feet) high (the tallest minarets in South Asia).

The Masjid is named after late King of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz, who had borne all the finances of the project.

Faisal Mosque Islamabad

2. Badshahi Masjid:

The Badshahi Masjid is situated in Lahore. It was constructed by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Its architect was Nawab Zain Yar Jang Bahadur. Its construction took place between 1671 and 1673. It was the largest masjid in the world, when it was completed. It is the second largest masjid in Pakistan and the fifth largest masjid in the world. It is most iconic and landmark of Lahore and a major tourist attraction. The plan of Aurangzeb, regarding the architecture of masjid, is similar to that of his father, Shah Jehan; the Jaama Masjid in Delhi. The courtyard which spreads over 276,000 square feet can accommodate one hundred thousand worshippers; ten thousand can be accommodated inside the masjid. The minarets are 196 feet (60 metres) tall. The Masjid is the model of the Mughal architecture. It suffered greatly in the Era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Government of Pakistan included the Badshahi Masjid in the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

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3. Mahabat Khan Mosque:

The Mahabat Khan Mosque is a 17th-century mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar, Nawab Mahabat Khan who served under Emperors Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb. The Mosque was built in 1630. It has an open courtyard has a centrally-located ablution pool and a single row of rooms a prayer hall.

Muhabbat khan Mosque

4. Masjid Wazir Khan:

Masjid Wazir Khan is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Masjid Wazir Khan is situated in Lahore, Pakistan. It is famous for its outstanding tile work and beauty and magnificence is referred as the “Mole on the Cheek of Lahore”. It was built during 1634–1635 A.D, during the Era of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim Sheikh Ilm-Ud-Deen Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who was a Governor of Lahore. He was known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him. The masjid is inside the Interior City and is easily accessed from Delhi Gate. The masjid consists of the finest model of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period.

Masjid wazir khan

5.Ilyasi Masjid:

Ilyasi Masjid spreads over five kanals. It was constructed in 1932, on a small piece of land. A fresh water stream comes out of it, which is having curative properties according to the devotees. It serves cool drinking water in hot summer days. The Masjid Is located in Nawan shehar. It is a famous picnic spot and in front of it is a pond-like area, in which people can enjoy paddle-driven boats. The place is also famous for the fritters (Pakoras) stalls.

ilyasi mosque abbottabad

 

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  • ch zulfiqar ali 12 / 08 / 2016

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