Faisal Mosque, situated in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, is the largest mosque in the country and an iconic symbol of modern Islamic architecture. Designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay and completed in 1986, the mosque was named after King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who generously funded its construction.
The mosque's innovative design is inspired by a Bedouin tent and the Kaaba in Mecca, featuring a sleek, contemporary interpretation of Islamic architecture. With its four towering minarets, each 90 meters tall, and an angular, white facade, Faisal Mosque stands out against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills.
The main prayer hall can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers, while the mosque's grounds and courtyard can hold up to 100,000 more. The interior of the Faisal Mosque features a magnificent Turkish-style chandelier, intricate calligraphy, and Quranic inscriptions.
Faisal Mosque is not only a place of worship but also a center of learning, housing the International Islamic University, Islamabad. The mosque is open to tourists and offers a serene and spiritual experience for visitors from around the world.