THE NATION’S MOSQUE
Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
The largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia, the Shah Faisal Mosque was completed in 1986 (construction began in 1969); it is named in honour of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Built in the shape of a Bedouin tent, each of its four Turkish style minarets reaches a height of 80 metres. The Mosque can accommodate more than 300,000 worshippers. Shah Faisal Mosque is considered to be the national mosque of Pakistan.
Photographer: Ishaque Chaudhry