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Faisal Mosque Historical Facts and Pictures

Located in Islamabad, Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in South Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world. Built in the year 1986, it was named after the late king of Saudi Arabia, Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, who backed and financed the construction.

Faisal Mosque Images

Faisal Mosque Images

Faisal Mosque Photos

Faisal Mosque Photos

Designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, the buliding looks like an Arab Beduin’s tent, flaunting the Margalla Hills in its backdrop.

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque

The unique modern design of the complex exemplifies the eviction of the traditional Islamic architecture of using domes and arches. The designer Vedat Dalokay received the Agah Khan Award for Architecture for this astonishing piece of constructional art.

Faisal Mosque Pictures

Faisal Mosque Pictures

Interior of Faisal Mosque

Coated with white marble, the interior section of the mosque is decorated with mosaics and calligraphy by the famous Pakistani artist, Sadequain.

Faisal Mosque Inside View

Faisal Mosque Inside View

The main prayer hall contains a huge Turkish-style chandelier in its center. The thin, pencil like minarets display Turkish traditions all over their structure. The sharp features of the minarets created the impression among the American intelligence to be missiles in disguise.

Faisal Mosque Inside

Faisal Mosque Inside

Inside View Faisal Mosque

Inside View Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque at Night

Faisal Mosque at Night

Faisal Mosque at Night

Against the dark of the night sky this grand complex is a site of enchanting beauty, glittering like a large piece of  crystal encircled with four sharp illuminated minarets.

Faisal Mosque Night View

Faisal Mosque Night View

Night View of Faisal Mosque

Night View of Faisal Mosque

This 54,000 sq.ft. architectural wonder has the capacity to accommodate more than 2,50,000 worshipers at a time. Various literary books have considered the Faisal Mosque as one of the best designed mosques for its exceptional architectural style and structure.

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Quick Info

Islamabad, Pakistan

1986

Contemporary, Islamic architecture
Vedat Dalokay
54,000 sq ft
4
90 m
Mosque