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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
Photo credits: intricateworks.com

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 –…

Photo Credits: Prateek Rungta - CC License.

Bara Gumbad Complex, Delhi

Replete with intricate stucco inscriptions, the Bara Gumbad, or “big dome,” is a large domed structure grouped together with the Friday mosque of Nizam Khan Sikandar II (“Sikander Lodi”) (r. 1489-1517).

Photo © F.Bhatti (islamic-arts.org)

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.

Wooden Mosque, Ethiopia

Through the lens of Eric Lafforgue

Eric Lafforgue spends most of his time travelling the globe to share his encounters, through the perception of an ethnologist and the heart of an artist, privileging the regions or populations in danger…

Ayazama Mosque, Istanbul

Birdhouses of Turkey

Beautiful bird-houses can be spotted on the facade of a number of mosques in Turkey. The purpose of these charming bird houses was to provide refuge to birds and to protect them from…

Colorful (Šarena) mosque in Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia

Šarena Džamija Mosque

Šarena Džamija, (Turkish: Alaca Cami) meaning Decorated Mosque in English, is a mosque located near the Pena River in Tetovo, Macedonia. The mosque was originally built in 1438 and later rebuilt in 1833…

Shahi Mosque Chiniot. Photo copyrights - Nadeem Khawar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadeemkhawar/)

Chiniot’s Shahi Masjid

Chiniot’s Shahi Masjid (Badshahi Mosque) was built by Nawab Saad UlIah Khan (1595- 1655) during the regime of Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-58).

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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

Bala Hauz Mosque Ceiling

Bala Hauz Mosque, Uzbekistan

Built in 1712, the Bala Hauz Masjid is noted for the profuse colors and carvings on the wooden columns of its porch and its ceiling. The joinery of its painted ceiling features extraordinary craftsmanship with the use of suspended weights, semi-circular arches and balusters.

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Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad

The Sidi Bashir Mosque is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Due to its unique construction, the mosque is also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. It is believed that the mosque was constructed by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1452.

Jalil Khayat Mosque web

Jalil Khayat Mosque

The walls are built of bricks; the upper roof consists of several domes with a bigger dome on top; two minarets of about 65 meters are raised beside the mosque, and can be…

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