Islamabad’s 4th Gift: Faisal Mosque

If there are three things that I would choose from Islamabad, if asked to.

They would be:-

1) Margallah hills
2) Faisal Mosque
3) Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque ...!

Faisal mosque, the largest and the most beautiful mosque of Pakistan. It is the largest mosque of South-Asia. Located very aesthetically at the footprints of Margallah hills, it gives the very best of Islamabad. The mosque was a dream made true by His Excellency [Late] King Faisal of Saudia Arabia. The very elegant and pleasing design was a masterpiece by the Turkish architect Vedat. And due to the great interest and force of His Excellency [Late] king Faisal, this mosque is named Faisal Mosque.

The mosque holds beautiful Islamic artifact work done by famous Pakistani artists Gulgee and Sadiqain[whose page does not exist on wikipedia unfortunately]. And the mosque used to hold the campus of International Islamic University that is one of the premium educational institute of Pakistan. Another great thing about Faisal Mosque is that it hosts Dawah academy, an academy that promotes peaceful teaching of Islam. This academy prints and distributes very professionally managed weekly sermon freely on Friday prayers. There is a shop in Faisal mosque that sells very good books like Masnawi of Maulana Rumi, Harun Yahya books, and other great books.

In the evenings – whether it be winter, summer, spring or autumn – it is a great feeling to walk in the corridor of Faisal Mosque and after that one can have tea or cold drinks and samosas from the mini-cafe there.

Islamabad's Faisal MosqueIslamabad owes a lot of its beauty to Faisal Mosque. We – Islooites – pray to Almighty Allah that may He bless His Excellency Late king Faisal for his dream, efforts and continous support to provide us with this entity that is truly the identity of Islamabad.

And it is also a noteworthy fact that Faisal Mosque is about ten minutes walk from my house :).

6 Comments so far

  1. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:42 am

    Zabardast … Faisal Mosque ko BTW may tu bhool hi gayi thi … and Yah 10 mins walk par walk karay kaun :P


  2. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 2:21 am

    For walking??? ya gift ???

    I guess u can be my twin in lethargy :P


  3. Talha (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:50 am

    lolz, lolz…lethargy has its advantages.

    Saheeh farmaya, but my parents go walking :)

    So, what do you think the next one should be? Daman-e-koh? Pir suhawa?


  4. Talha (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 2:27 am

    Gift man, gift :D.

    And I gladly take the honor of being your lethargic twin :D…


  5. A for apple (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

    Ohh u mentioned my uni toooo …!


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    many of regular visitors of The mosque would also have experienced something unique in their lives.



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