The Faisal Masjid is the largest Masjid in Pakistan, situated in the national capital city of Islamabad. Faisal Mosque was completed in 1986 and this master piece was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay to be designed like a desert Bedouin’s tent. It is located at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. The Faisal Mosque is named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who actually supported and financed this project. Faisal Mosque is a popular Masjid in the Islamic world, and is famous for both its immense size and its architecture.

It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills. This enviable location represents the Masjid’s great importance and allows it to be seen from miles around day and night. It has a covered area of 54,000 sq ft and has a capacity to accommodate almost 300,000 worshippers about 100,000 in its main prayer hall, courtyard and porticoes and another 200,000 in its adjoining grounds. Each of the Mosque’s four minarets are 260 ft high the tallest minarets in South Asia and measure 10 x 10 m in circumference.

The minarets borrow their design from Turkish tradition and are thin and pencil like. The interior of Faisal Masjid prayer hall holds a very large chandelier and its walls are beautifully decorated with mosaics and calligraphy by the famous Pakistani artist Sadequain. Moreover; the mosaic pattern decorates the west wall, and has the Kalmah written in early Kufic script, repeated in mirror image pattern.Faisal Masjid Pakistan Faisal Masjid Pakistan1 Faisal Masjid Pakistan2 Faisal Masjid Pakistan3 Faisal Masjid Pakistan4 Faisal Masjid Pakistan6 Faisal Masjid Pakistan7 Faisal Masjid Pakistan8 Faisal Masjid Pakistan9 Faisal Masjid Pakistan10 Faisal Masjid Pakistan12 Faisal Masjid Pakistan13 Faisal Masjid Pakistan14 Faisal Masjid Pakistan15 Faisal Masjid Pakistan16 Faisal Masjid Pakistan17 Faisal Masjid Pakistan18 Faisal Masjid Pakistan19 Faisal Masjid Pakistan20 SONY DSC Faisal Masjid Pakistan22 Faisal Masjid Pakistan23 Faisal Masjid Pakistan24 Faisal Masjid Pakistan25 Faisal Masjid Pakistan26 Faisal Masjid Pakistan28 Faisal Masjid Pakistan29 Faisal Masjid Pakistan30 Faisal Masjid Pakistan31 Faisal Masjid Pakistan32 Faisal Masjid Pakistan35 Faisal Masjid Pakistan36 Faisal Masjid Pakistan37 Faisal Masjid Pakistan38 Faisal Masjid Pakistan39 Faisal Masjid Pakistan40 Faisal Masjid Pakistan41 Faisal Masjid Pakistan42

Originally posted 2015-04-04 16:08:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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