Faisal Mosque

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Faisal Mosque
Shah Faisal Masjid
فیصل مسجد
The Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.jpg
Faisal Mosque is Pakistan's largest, as well as its National Mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionSunni Islam
Location
LocationIslamabad, PakistanPakistan
Faisal Mosque is located in Pakistan
Faisal Mosque
Location in Pakistan
Geographic coordinates33°43′48″N 73°02′18″E / 33.729944°N 73.038436°E / 33.729944; 73.038436Coordinates: 33°43′48″N 73°02′18″E / 33.729944°N 73.038436°E / 33.729944; 73.038436
Architecture
Architect(s)Vedat Dalokay
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleContemporary Islamic
Date established1987
Construction cost120 million USD
Specifications
Capacity10,000 (in hall)
24,000 (in porticoes)
40,000 (in courtyard)
Minaret(s)4
Minaret height90 m (300 ft)

Faisal Mosque is a mosque in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is the National mosque of Pakistan[1][2], and one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world. It is named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It was the biggest mosque for a period of six yrs (1986-1993).

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  1. Len McGrane (January–February 1992). "A Mosque in Islamabad". Saudi Aramco World magazine. Aramco Services Company. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 29 November 2007.
  2. Neelam Naz (13 September 2005). "Contribution of Turkish architects to the national architecture of Pakistan: Vedat Dalokay" (PDF). Journal of the Faculty of Architecture. Ankara, Turkey: Middle East Technical University. 22 (2): 56–64. Retrieved 29 November 2007.

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