Famous Mosques in Pakistan
1.Shah Faisal Mosque
The Faisal Mosque is the most sizable voluminous mosque in Pakistan, located in Islamabad. Consummated in 1986, it was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay to be shaped like a desert Bedouin’s tent. Unlike traditional masjid design, it lacks a dome. The minarets borrow their design from Turkish tradition and are thin and pencil like.
The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was consummated in 1673. It is the second most immensely colossal mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth most astronomically immense mosque in the world. Epitomizing the comeliness, zealousness and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist magnetization.
3.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. Shah Jahan mosque was consummated in the year 1647. The mosque has overall 93 domes and it is world’s most sizably voluminous mosque having such number of domes. It has withal been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.
4.Masjid-e-Tooba Masjid e Tooba
Masjid-e-Tooba Masjid e Tooba is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Locally kenned as the Gol Masjid. It is often claimed to be the most sizably voluminous single-dome mosque in the world, built with pristine white marble. This mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi.
5.Bhong Mosque Bhong Masjid
Bhong Mosque Bhong Masjid 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 proximately 50 years (1932–1982) and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2004.
6.Mahabat Khan Mosque
The Mahabat Khan Mosque is a 17th-century mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is denominated after the Mughal governor of Peshawar Nawab Mahabat Khan who accommodated under Emperors Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb. The denomination of the Masjid and the governor who built is consistently mispronounced as ‘Muhabbat Khan’ (‘Love Khan’) in lieu of ‘Mahabat Khan’ (‘Awe-inspiring Khan’).
7.Shahi Eidgah Mosque
This Grand Mosque of Multan, additionally kenned as Shahi EidGah Masjid, was built in 1735 AD by Nawab Abdul Samad Khan when he was the governor of Multan. It is a very spacious mosque provided with a prodigious courtyard and an astronomically immense prayer chamber quantifying two hundred and fifty feet long and fifty-four feet broad crowned by seven domes.
8.Wazir Khan Mosque
The Wazir Khan Mosque is a masterpiece of Moghul architecture. It was built over a period of seven years during the reign of Shah Jehan by the governor of Lahore Shaikh Ilum uddin Ansari commonly kenned as Wazir Khan. The mosque is kenned for its outstanding tile work and for its comeliness and magnificence is referred to as the “Mole on the Cheek of Lahore”.
Moti Masjid is a 17th century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort. It is a minute, white marble structure built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and is among his prominent extensions to the Lahore Fort Intricate.
10.Jhelum Cantonment Mosque
This mosque was commenced in 1951. 14 Punjab Regiment that was stationed at that time at Jhelum Cantt, was responsible for its construction. Col Commandant Stick Lane initiated the construction. He optically discerned worshippers under a banyan tree as the pristine mosque was too minute for the prayer. General Ayub Khan inaugurated the mosque. Bashir Ahmed denizen 208 West Colony Jhelum Cantt who was the witness of the construction of this mosque narrated the above story