Friday, 23 October 2015

27 Most Beautiful Mosques of Pakistan

A Mosque or Masjid is a place where Muslims worship and every place where people worship is beautiful as people gather to offer their prayer and get the eternal satisfaction. Pakistan is one of the most prominent and notable Islamic countries with rich Islamic culture. Mughal emperors have left their legacy of art, architecture and aesthetic sense in monuments, forts, buildings and mosques. Currently, Pakistan has several mosques that were built by Mughals as well as many popular mosques are built after the independence of Pakistan.

There are definitely many more around the country but some of the most famous and beautiful mosques of Pakistan are shown in the list below.

1) Faisal Masjid, Islamabad

Located in Capital city of Islamabad, Faisal Masjid is the most prominent mosque of Pakistan. It was designed by a Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay and its construction was completed in 1986. It has Margalla Hills in backdrop and is located in the northermost end of Islamabad. It was ranked as largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993. Approx 74,000 people can offer prayer within main areas and upto 200,000 people can offer prayer in adjoining grounds.

2) Badshahi Masjid, Lahore

Badshahi Masjid is Lahore's most iconic landmark and is second largest mosque in Pakistan. It was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and its construction was completed in 1673. Currently, it is 5th largest mosque in the world. It has capacity of 100,000 people.

3) Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore

Wazir Khan Mosque was built in 1635 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. This mosque is named after then-governor of Lahore Hakim Shaikh Alim-ud-din Ansaro who was commonly known as Wazir Khan.

4) Grand Mosque Bahria Town, Lahore

Grand Jamia Mosque is located in Bahria Town, Lahore. Its construction was completed in 2014. It was designed by Nayyar Ali, a Pakistani architect. It can accommodate a total of 70,000 worshipers in its main areas including indoors and courtyard.

5) Masjid at Canal View, Gujranwala

5) Central Masjid, Wah Cantt

6) Sakina-tu-Sughra Mosque, Muzaffargarh

7) Shah Jehan Mosque, Thatta

8) Sukh-Chain Society Mosque, Lahore


9) Bhong Masjid, Sadiqabad

10) Abbasi Masjid, Derawar Fort, Cholistan


11) Bolan Masjid, Quetta Cantt


12) Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Masjid, Jhelum

13) Eid Gah Mosque, Multan


14) Kashti Wali Masjid, Lyari, Karachi


15) New Memon Mosque, Karachi

16) Aram Bagh Mosque, Karachi

17) Kanzul Iman Masjid, Karachi

18) Masjid Mahabat Khan, Peshawar

19) Masjid-e-Tooba is in Karachi, Sindh


20) Mosque in Dadu, Sindh


21) Shahi Masjid, Chitral, KPK

22) Mosque of F-10 Markaz, Islamabad

23) Mosque in the outskirts of Hyderabad, Sindh

24) Masjid Muzaffar, Chowk Ghanta Ghar, Multan

25) Derawar Fort Masjid in Cholistan Desert

26) Mosque in Askari XI, Lahore

27) Garden City Mosque, Bahria Town Phase VII, Rawalpindi

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