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Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

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Pakistan is one of the prominent Islamic countries in the world, and Faisal Mosque is one of its main mosques. It is not only a place of worship, but it…


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Faisal Mosque at Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque at Islamabad, Pakistan


Pakistan is one of the prominent Islamic countries in the world, and Faisal Mosque is one of its main mosques. It is not only a place of worship, but it also boasts of a rich history. It is located in the close vicinity of the mausoleum of General Zia-ul-Haq, and this makes the place easy to find. The Faisal Mosque has a marvelous architecture, and is also superbly decorated. The beauty of the structure is doubled due to the presence of the Maragalla Hills in its background.

The Faisal Mosque is a work of inspiration of the Saudi Arabian King, Faisal bin Abdul Aziz. During the construction of the Faisal Mosque, King Faisal was assassinated, and the place was named after him as a tribute. Another reason behind this naming is due to the monetary help that the king provided for the construction.

 


Also Read : 7 Most Beautiful Mosques Around the World

 

The excellent design of the mosque is sure to intrigue and inspire students of architecture. It is a combination of medieval as well as modern building concepts. Faisal Mosque has four minarets. If you take a minute and look at them you will find a visible influence of the Turkish architectural style of yesteryears. The mosque can accommodate 24,000 people in the portico. However, the courtyard of this building is even more spacious. It can accommodate 40,000 people.

It is one of the major sightseeing places in Islamabad and you cannot miss a visit here. The place where this mosque is situated is called Shaharah-e-Islamabad. It is a picturesque site that is worth capturing in frame and also in words, if you are a poet, then the second option will be close to your heart.

Faisal Mosque Map

Faisal Mosque Location Map

Faisal Mosque Location Map

Facts about Faisal Mosque

  • The building of the Faisal Mosque was completed in 1986.
  • The credit of the design of the Faisal Mosque goes to a Turkish architect called Vedat Dalokay.
  • It is one of the biggest mosques in Pakistan.

Where is Faisal Mosque?

The Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. You can reach the Faisal Mosque by a half-an-hour drive from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan.

Best time to visit Faisal Mosque

As summers are very hot in Pakistan, the best time to visit the Faisal Mosque is during the winters.

Faisal Mosque Tickets

Entrance to the mosque is free. You just need to pay an attendant to keep your shoes safe.

More on Faisal Mosque

Nearby Attractions: Parliament House, Quaid-i-Azam University, Daman-e-Koh, Margalla Hills, Saudi Pak Tower Building and Pir Sohawa.

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Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

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Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is one of the most premier sites of worship for the followers of Islam. The mosque is an embodiment of splendor and opulence. It is said…


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Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Pakistan

The Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Pakistan


Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is one of the most premier sites of worship for the followers of Islam. The mosque is an embodiment of splendor and opulence. It is said by the visitors to the mosque that the architecture of this magnificent mosque is very similar to that of the Jama Masjid in Delhi. The Badshahi Masjid is also known as the Royal or Imperial Mosque.

The interiors of the Badshahi Masjid are flamboyant. The embellishments of stucco tracery, which is known as manbatkari, and the fresco on the paneling along with the marble inlay are commendable. The exterior of the mosque is also equally beautiful. The lotiform motifs in bold embossment and the red sandstone marble inlay on the outer walls are outstanding.

The major architectural features of the Badshahi Masjid include four minars on each corner, the aisles or dalans  on every side, the square courtyard, the majestic entrance and the prayer room. All these features reflect the ancient style of mosque architecture. The mosque is built with kiln burnt bricks made of lime mortar, kankar (calcium carbonate) and red sandstone.


The travelers will be amazed to see the seven chambered prayer room at the Badshahi Masjid. The stairs which lead to the prayer rooms are made of designer marble. The entire flooring of the Badshahi Masjid is done with red sandstone thus enhancing its beauty all the more. The Badshahi Masjid has two inscriptions. The first one is on the entrance gate and the second one is in the prayer room beneath the chief high vault.

Don’t forget to visit the museum which is recently built at the complex of Badshahi Masjid. You will get to know a lot about the Islamic rulers of the region at the museum. If possible, visit the Badshahi Masjid at night. The well-lit mosque looks like a jewel encrusted on the city of Lahore.

 

Also Read : 7 Most Beautiful Mosques Around the World

 

Badshahi Mosque Map

Faisal Mosque Location Map

Faisal Mosque Location Map

Facts about Badshahi Mosque

  • The building of the Faisal Mosque was completed in 1986.
  • The credit of the design of the Faisal Mosque goes to a Turkish architect called Vedat Dalokay.
  • It is one of the biggest mosques in Pakistan.

Where is Badshahi Mosque?

The Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. You can reach the Faisal Mosque by a half-an-hour drive from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan.

Best time to visit Badshahi Mosque

As summers are very hot in Pakistan, the best time to visit the Faisal Mosque is during the winters.

Badshahi Mosque Tickets

Entrance to the mosque is free. You just need to pay an attendant to keep your shoes safe.

More on Badshahi Mosque

Nearby Attractions: Parliament House, Quaid-i-Azam University, Daman-e-Koh, Margalla Hills, Saudi Pak Tower Building and Pir Sohawa.

Badshahi Mosque Map

Location Map of Badshahi Mosque

Location Map of Badshahi Mosque

Facts about Badshahi Mosque

  • The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had built the Badshahi Masjid in the year 1673.
  • The mosque can accommodate at least 55,000 worshippers at a time.
  • The mosque was the largest in the world for 313 years. It is now the fifth largest mosque in the world.

Where is Badshahi Mosque?

Badshahi Masjid is an amazing tourist attraction in Lahore, Pakistan. You can reach the masjid within a half-an-houre drive from the Allama Iqbal International Airport. If you are at the Mall, you can either take a taxi or autorickshaw to the masjid.

Best time to visit Badshahi Mosque

The best time to visit the Badshahi Masjid is from October through March as the weather is pleasant.

Badshahi Mosque Hours

The Badshahi Masjid opens on Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm.

More on Badshahi Mosque

Nearby Attractions: AL-Hammra Art Centre, Ali Hajvery’s Tomb, Minar-e-Pakistan, Jehangir’s Tomb, and Kamran’s Baradari Pavilion.

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