The Shah Faisal Masjid in
, is among one of the largest mosques in the world. It is renowned for both its size and its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers. , Islamabad Pakistan
Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay's designed it.
Construction of the mosque began in 1976 by National Construction of
, led by Azim Borujerdi, and was funded by the government of Pakistan , at a cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals. Saudi Arabia
It is located at the end of Shaharah-e-Islamabad, putting it at one end of the city and in front of a magnificent backdrop provided by the Margalla Hills.
It is a focal point of