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Grand Jamia Masjid, Bahria Town Lahore

Grand Jamia Masjid, Bahria Town Lahore

Designed using the Indo-Islamic spirit of construction, with the center of its inspiration driven by “Lahori” construction traditions, it maintains the true essence of Islamic spirit incorporated with modern elements. Holding the tittle of being the world’s 7th largest mosque it has the capacity to accommodate 70,000 worshippers.

Inside Masjid Wazir Khan
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Masjid Wazir Khan – Revisited

As part of our quest to find a portable point and shoot camera for our photo essays, we decided to test out the Fuji X10 by revisiting our favorite spot in Lahore –…

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Badshahi Masjid Lahore

The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.

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Bahawalpur Mosque at Aitchison College Lahore

Built in the year 1900, the Bahawalpur Mosque was commissioned by the Nawab of Bahawalpur while he was himself a student at Aitchison College Lahore. Photography by F.Bhatti. aitchison college

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Lahore Fort over the years

I have had the chance to visit the Lahore Fort on a number of occasions. The fort always seemed to be in a worse condition than it was during my previous visit. While photographing…

Through the arches of Shalamar Bagh

The Shalimar Bagh (Garden), was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, modern day Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. (1051 A.H.) and was completed the following year. The project management…

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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…

Naulakha Pavilion and the Shish Mahal

The Citadel (Lahore Fort)

The Lahore Fort is one of the noblest structures of its kind in the world. Rising out of the northwest corner of the walled city, it has been a symbol of its earliest days.

"The Mosque of Wuzeer Ulee Khan," published by the Illustrated London News, 1858; click on the image for a large scan

Reading Masjid Wazir Khan

Wazir Khan’s Mosque, in the heart of the Walled City of Lahore, is one of the most thoroughly documented and discussed of our monuments. In 1887, Kipling (John Lockwood, father of Rudyard) discussed…

The Mosque in the Medieval Islamic World

  Why study the mosque? For historians of architecture and culture alike, the answer is gratifyingly simple. This is the Islamic building par excellence, and as such the key to Islamic architecture. Moreover,…

Miniature Painting as Muslim Cosmopolitanism

by Iftikhar Dadi Artists in Lahore have creatively reinterpreted Mughal miniature painting and its successors. The artist Chughtai initiated this process when he started to reorient his “Indian” painting towards consciously Islamic styles….

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