A mosque is a place where we, Muslims go to offer prayers. It is one place where there are no issues, no fights but peace and unity. Mosques are made beautifully because they are the presenters of Muslims and Islam. Also, the mosque is a place of education, and religious literature can be found there easily.
There are many magnificent and super cozy mosques built all over the world, but today we are covering the Top 10 Most Famous Mosques of Pakistan. Many factors are considered when you regard any mosque as a beautiful and famous such as building, aesthetics and of course the roam or area.
Since Pakistan is a Muslim country, we find hundreds of amazing mosques, but we have picked the top 10 of our choice.
Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
The largest mosque in South Asia and the fourth largest one in the world, Faisal Mosque is located in Islamabad, the Capital of Pakistan. It was completed in 1986. It was designed by a Turkish architect VedetDalokay. It does not have the traditional dome but migrates which are like Pencil, very much like the Turkish style. It is named after the Saudi Arabian king Shah Faisal because he supported the project and financed it too.
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore
Built in the era of Mughals by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671, Badshahi mosque is the most beautiful and the second largest mosque in Pakistan. Moreover, it is the fifth largest in the world. It embarks the trademark style of Mughals buildings, and the aura of that dynasty can be felt thoroughly. It was completed in 1673 and has been kept in its original form till today.
Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta
It is located inThatta which is further located in Sindh which is a province of Pakistan. It was built in 1647 by another Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The unique thing about this mosque is that it has 93 domes and if any one person speaks from one dome, he will be clearly heard at the other end. It was built in a gesture of goodwill to give appreciation to the people of Sindh by Shah Jahan.
It is found in Karachi. It was built in 1969 with one large dome. It is often considered as the world’s largest single dome mosque. It was designed by a Pakistani artistic Dr. Babar Hamid. He used all white marble in the manufacturing and building of this beautiful mosque. It has a capacity of 5000 people inside. The specialty is the dome which is 72 meter in diameter.
Bhong Mosque, Rahim Yar Khan
you can find this amazing looking mosque in Rahim Yar Khan, Southern Punjab. It designed and built over a long period of almost 50 years which can be dated back as 1932 – 1982. It has won numerous awards because of its amazing design such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and Sitara-e-Imtiaz. It has calligraphic work craved in the walls which hold special value to the people who pray there or simply visit it.
Mohabbat Khan Mosque, Peshawar
Located in Peshawar, this Mohabbat Khan mosque built in the time of Mughal Empire. Under the commission of Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan, it is named after the Governor Mohabbat Khan who served these emperors. It was built in 1630. It has a long and wide courtyard where prayer can be offered. The artistic work of geometric designs and calligraphy is amazing and undeniably colorful.
Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore
Another beautiful and grand mosque in Lahore is Wazir Khan Mosque which took almost seven years to be completed. It was built around 1634 -1635. Another great example of the architectural beauty forms the Mughal Empire. It is built inside the inner city of Lahore, and through it, the Delhi gate is very easily accessible. Another amazing feature is the Qashani tile work which is the highlight of Mughal buildings.
Eid Gah Mosque, Multan
You can find this grand mosque when you are on the Multan-Lahore highway. It was built in 1735 by Nawab Abdul Samad Khan when he was assigned as the Mughal governor in the region of Multan. It is a spacious mosque which is covering the area of 250 feet by 54 feet. It has glazed blue tile inside, and it has seven domes.
Moti Masjid, Lahore Fort
It can be located in the premises of Lahore Fort. It is basically a small mosque which is built out of white marbles, and it resembles the structure of a moti which means marble. It was again built in the era of Mughal and Shah Jahan to be exact.
Sunehri Masjid, Lahore
The last in our list is Sunehri Masjid which can be located in Lahore. It is yet another sparkling example of the architectural styles of Mughals which are easily found in the sub-continent. Built by Nawab Syed Bukhari khan in 1735 when he was appointed as a governor by Mughals. The most prominent feature is the golden dome and golden minarets tops.