Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Famous Mosques of Pakistan.

This post is a part of Peaceful Pakistan Project in which we look at the famous mosques of Pakistan.

1. BadShahi Mosque (Royal Mosque)

The Badshahi Mosque or the 'Royal Mosque' in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world.
 2. Bhong Mosque

Bhong Mosque is located in the village of Bhong, Sadiqabad Tehsil, Rahim Yar Khan District, Southern Punjab Pakistan. It was designed and constructed over a period of nearly 50 years and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986.

3. Dai Anga Mosque

Dai Anga Mosque is a historic Mosque in the Naulakha area, about quarter mile away from Lahore Railway Station. It is widely believed that Dai Anga built this mosque in 1635 AD (1045 Hijri,), before she went to perform Hajj. However, the inscription in the mosque is said to date it to 1649 AD (1060 AH).

4. The Faisal Mosque

The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. Completed in 1986, The Faisal Mosque is conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan and named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

5. Kuzkandi Mosque

Kuzkandi Mosque is the biggest mosque of Baghdada area.One thousand(app.)people at a time can offer prayer in this Mosque. Situated in Baghdad in the KPK, Pakistan. It is on two important roads, one leading to Swabi and the other to Swat and Chitral.

6. Maryam Zamani Mosque

Mariam uz-Zamani was a Rajput princess who became the Mughal Empress, after her marriage to Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum was built by her son Nuruddin Salim Jahangir and is situated in the Walled City of Lahore.

7. 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.

8. Masjid E Aqsa

The Jammatkhana-e-Aqsa is the biggest place of worship of the Ahmadiyya Community. The foundation stone was laid in 1966 and the building's inauguration took place on March 31, 1972.

9. Jehlum Cantonment Mosque.

This mosque was started in 1951. 14 Punjab Regiment that was stationed at that time at Jhelum Cantt, was responsible for its construction. Its Col Commandant Stick Lane initiated its construction. He saw worshippers under a banyan tree as the original mosque was too small for the prayer.

10. Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid, one of the "Pearl Mosques", is a 17th century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort. It is a small, white marble structure built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and is among his prominent extensions to the Lahore Fort Complex.

11. Shahi Eid Gah.

Shahi Eidgah Mosque (Masjid) is situated on Multan and Lahore Highway in the Northeast of the Multan City, Pakistan. It's a grand mosque of Multan built in 1735 AD by governor of Multan Nawab Abdul Samad Khan.

12. Shah Jahan Mosque

The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.

13. Sunehri Masjid

Sunehri Masjid also known as Golden Mosque is one of the oldest modern mosques of Peshawar city and was built in the year 1963. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city.

14. Masjid E Tooba

Masjid e Tooba or Tooba Mosque is in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Locally, it is known as the Gol Masjid. Masjid e Tooba was built in 1969 in Defence Housing Society Karachi, Karachi. It is just off main Korangi Road.

15. Wazir Khan Mosque

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'.  It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan.

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