Inside the Faisal Mosque (Photo credit: Swamibu)
Margalla Hills (Photo credit: Waqas Ahmed)
Faisal Mosque (Black and white). (Photo credit: stop that pigeon!)
Specially decorated during Eid Holiday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Day time off center view (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vedat Dalokay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan.It was completed in 1986. Vedat Dalokay a Turkish architect designed the mosque.It is situated at the North-end of Faisal Avenue.It is at the northern most end of the city and at the foot of the Margalla hills.It can be seen from miles around day and night.It is located in the national capital city of Islamabad,Pakistan.
The mosque is named after late King Faisal bin-Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.He supported and financed the project.The shape of the Faisal mosque is an eight-sided concrete shell.It is inspired by a desert Bedoiun’s tent and the cubic kaaba in Mecca,flanked by four unusual minarets inspired by Turkish architecture.
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- English: Early morning sky in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Holiest site in Islam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Masjid-al-Haram Interior (Photo credit: transposition)
- English: A picture of people performing (circumambulating) the . This picture taken from the gate of Abdul Aziz seems to divide the Kaaba and the minarets into mirror images of one another. Français : Pélerins en train de réaliser la Circumambulation (ou Tawaf) autour de la Ka’ba. Photo prise depuis la porte Ibn Saud, d’où la vue présente une symétrie en miroir presque parfaite. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Greatest Mosque Al-Masjid Al-Haram , Mecca | أول بيت وضع للناس (Photo credit: Hossam all line)
Al-Masjid al- Haram or the Grand Mosque surrounds Islam’s holiest place the Kaaba.It is located in the city of Mecca and is the largest mosque in the world.Muslims turn toward Kaaba while performing any prayer.One of the Five pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage ,at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so including circumambulation of Kaaba.
It was established at the time of Prophet Abraham. the capacity of the mosque is 900,000 and is increased to 4000,000 during Hajj.It has 9 minarets.The height of each is 89 m(292 Feet).
I am hoping to be able to write about the other mosques one at a time.
Allah Hafiz to all of you!