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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