Faisal Mosque

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It was once thought that the majestic Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, which lies hidden at the base of Margalla Hills, was the largest in the world. It is a sight to behold, and this favorable placement highlights the mosque's immense significance and enables it to be seen from miles away both during the day and at night.

Things to do at Faisal Mosque:

  • Observe the diversity of influence in architectural style:

The design of the mosque by Vedat Dalokay incorporates aspects of both Turkish and Arabian culture. The mosque's unusual design differs from the old heritage of South Asian Islamic architecture with its vast triangular prayer hall and four minarets. This is because the prayer hall is shaped like a triangle. It has a traditional look, but its lines are more modern than a conventional Arab Bedouin tent. However, in contrast to the architecture of typical mosques, this one does not have a dome. The heritage of Turkey can be seen in the form of slender minarets that resemble pencils.

  • Embrace the beautified interiors and spiritual realm:

The simple design of the inside of the mosque, which has verses from the Quran, beautiful rugs, lanterns (Fanoos), and other objects, also contributes to the beautification of the space. The well-known Pakistani artist Sadequain was responsible for decorating the interior of the tent-shaped main hall with mosaics, calligraphy, and a beautiful ceiling in the Turkish style.

  • Explore the premise:

Before its recent move to a new campus, the International Islamic University was located in this building in the central courtyard. Within the confines of the mosque, one can still find a library, lecture hall, museum, and even a cafe.

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Address of Faisal Mosque

Shah Faisal Ave, Islamabad, Pakistan

Opening & Closing time of Faisal Mosque

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