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Shah Faisal Mosque a jewel in the capital

Faisal Mosque is a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, the mosque features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of concrete shell and is inspired by a Bedouin tent. The mosque is a major tourist attraction, and is referred as a contemporary and influential feature of Islamic architecture.
Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a $120 million grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. Without a typical dome, the mosque is shaped like a Bedouin tent, surrounded by four 260 feet (79 m) tall minarets. The design features eight-sided shell shaped sloping roofs forming a triangular worship hall which can hold 10,000 worshipers.

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I have seen almost all mosques of Islamabad, but the said mosque is worth mentioning. One must visit it to see wounder of world and this is what we call. …
Exquisite dazzling beauty!

Count yourself among the luckiest people, if you are able to visit this beautiful and heart touching master piece named after a king. The hills around the mosque gives such amazing vibes and embrace the surroundings. A place of prayer and also a tourist attraction because of its architecture. The grounds are well kept. Anytime of the day the mosque has a magical pull.

Probably the most iconic landmark of the Capital. Great architecture, Margallah hills in the background make it a picturesque view. General area cleanliness is not great. Visitors litter around a lot. I request everyone who will visit this piece of art that please dont my it a dumpster. keep it clean. Thanks :slight_smile:

Majestic is the word that comes to mind upon visiting the Faisal Mosque. Everything about FM is fantastic: the leading roads, the skyrocket like minarets, the background scenery, the architecture, the appearance, the surrounding hills, etc. A ”must see” if you visit Islamabad.

This is a spectacular piece of architecture of Muslim World and Islamabad.For Prayers main hall opens five times a day and one cannot stop admiring the beautiful environment inside. For ladies a separate portion upstairs is reserved too. A must visit place for those visiting Islamabad.The horticulture in its surrounding is extremely beautiful too.