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Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore

The Wazir Khan Mosque  in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years starting around 1634–1635 AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore . He was commonly known as as Wazir Khan (the word wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu) and thus the mosque came to be known as the Wazir Khan Mosque. The mosque is inside the old walled city and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. (Text by Wikipedia). All photographs by F.A. Bhatti.

 Following are some additional photographs from a more recent trip in Feb 2012.

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Bhatti is an engineer by profession who has a passion for photography and Islamic architecture. He edits and manages the islamic-arts.org website.
5 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Salam e Masnoon,
    I have just visited this site,i’m wordless to praise your work .we need to do more work to expose our glorious heritage .Please keep it up.
    Long Live Pakistan.

  2. @shabana khan: Its always very heartening to receive such kind comments. Insha Allah we will strive to do our best and promote the glorious Islamic heritage.

    Thank you.

  3. As much as I revere Michelangelo and others of the western Renaissance,
    I am in awe of your heritage. From the time I was first shown Mughal art
    in N.Y.C., to later visits of mosques in Córdoba and other Spanish cities,
    I have fallen in love with the grand, spiritual arches and intricate dome designs.
    Thank you so much for this and other sites.

  4. @Jacqui Boloso Sergio: When I first went to photograph the Wazir Khan Mosque I came back inspired to do something to promote our heritage. It was then that I decided to set up the islamic-arts.org website. Whenever we receive such comments we feel that our efforts were not in vain. Thank you so much :)

  5. So gorgeous. Masha’Allah. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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