List of mosques in Pakistan

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Being an Islamic country, Pakistan is home to thousands of mosques. Some of the mosques are quite famous because of their size, beauty, architecture and history.[1] The following is a list of mosques in Pakistan.

Name Images City Capacity of worshipers Area(m²) Built Remarks References
Abbasi Mosque Early Morning view of Abbasi Mosque.jpg Bahawalpur, Punjab 1000+ 1849 Built by Nawab Bahawal Khan located at Derawar Fort. [2][3][4]
Aqsa Mosque, Rabwah Masjid Aqsa Eingangsbereich.jpg Rabwah, Punjab 18,500 1,650 m2 (17,800 sq ft) 1972 Largest Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan. The design was said to be inspired by the Badshahi Mosque. [5]
Amburiq Mosque D 07-08 (51).jpg Shigar, Gilgit Baltistan 500 63 m2 (680 sq ft) 14th Century It is one of the oldest mosque in Baltistan and was built by Sayed Ali Hamdani. It is also one of the most famous landmarks and a major tourist attraction in Baltistan. [6][7]
Badshahi Mosque Badshahi Mosque July 1 2005 pic32 by Ali Imran (1).jpg Lahore, Punjab 100,000+ 25,642 m2 (276,010 sq ft) 1673 Second largest mosque in Pakistan and the fifth in the world; it was the largest mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986. The mosque is located west of Lahore Fort along the outskirts of the Walled City of Lahore, and is widely considered to be one of Lahore's most iconic landmarks. [8][9][10][11]
Bait ul Atiq Mosque Howza ilmia Jamia Urwa tul Wusqa.jpg Lahore, Punjab A Mosque adjacent to a Shia Seminary, Jamia Urwa-tul-Wusqa, Lahore.
Begum Shahi Mosque Mosque of Makhdoom Bilawal Martyred.jpg Lahore, Punjab 1,600 m2 (17,000 sq ft) 1614 Begum Shahi Mosque is an early 17th-century mosque situated in the Walled City of Lahore. The mosque was built between 1611 and 1614 during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir in honor of his mother. [12][13][14].[15]
Bhong Mosque BHONG MOSQUE.jpg Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab 1982 Bhong Mosque was designed and constructed over a period of nearly 50 years (1932–1982) and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986. [16][17][18]
Chaqchan Mosque Side view of Chaqchan Mosque.jpg Khaplu, Gilgit Baltistan 500+ 1370 The Kashmiri-style Chaqchan Mosque was built in 1370, shortly after the area’s conversion to Islam. [19][20][21]
CMH Masjid Jhelum CMH Mosque.JPG Jhelum Cantt, Punjab 25,000 1950 Located at Jhelum Cantt, the foundation of CMH Mosque was laid by General Muhammad Ayub Khan on March 21, 1950 and opening ceremony was headed by Governor of Punjab Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar. [22]
Dai Anga Mosque The mosque view from the main entrance.jpg Lahore, Punjab 1635 or 1639 Situated at the southeast of Lahore Railway Station, in the city of Lahore. The mosque is said to have been built in 1635 in honour of the wetnurse of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Dai Anga. [23][24]
Data Darbar Data Durbar Mosque(2).jpg Lahore, Sindh 52,000+ 34,200 m2 (368,000 sq ft) 1978 Data Darbar, located in the city of Lahore, is the largest Sufi shrine in South Asia. It was built to house the remains of the Muslim mystic, Abul Hassan Ali Hujwiri, commonly known as Data Ganj Baksh. [25][26][27]
Faisal Mosque Shah Faisal Masjid, Islamabad.JPG Islamabad 100,000+ 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft) 1986 Faisal Mosque is the national mosque of Pakistan and is named after Saudi King Faisal. It can hold 100,000 worshippers, while the surrounding porticoes and the courtyard up-to 200,000 more. [28][29]
Faizan-e-Madinah Mosque And Education Center Run By Dawat-e-Islami.jpg Karachi, Sindh 20,000 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft) 1999 A Mosque and education center run by Dawat-e-Islami. One of the largest mosques in Pakistan covering over 10,000 m2 with a capacity of over 20,000.
Grand Jamia Mosque, Karachi Karachi, Sindh 800,000 202,343 m2 (2,178,000 sq ft) Under construction Grand Jamia Mosque, also known as Bahria Town Jamia Masjid Complex, is an under-construction cultural complex. When completed, the complex will include the world's third largest mosque. [30][31][32]
Grand Mosque Allahabad GMA Outside hall front view.jpg Naushahro Feroze District, Sindh 10,000 7,400 m2 (80,000 sq ft) Under construction Grand Mosque Allahabad is located in Kandiaro, Sindh. [33]
Grand Jamia Mosque, Lahore Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Lahore Pakistan cropped.jpg Lahore, Punjab 100,000 2014 Seventh largest mosque in the world, and the largest in Pakistan in terms of surface area. It can accommodate 25,000 worshipers indoors, while the courtyard and corridor leading to the main halls of worship can accommodate a total of 70,000. [34][35][36]
Jamia Masjid Banbhore Floor of the Jamia Masjid Banbhore dating back 727 AD.jpg Thatta, Sindh 727 AD Banbhore is an ancient city dating to the 1st century BC located in Sindh, Pakistan. The eastern part of the city contains ruins of Banbhore Mosque with an inscription dating to 727 AD, sixteen years after the conquest of Sindh, indicating the best-preserved example of the earliest mosques in the region. Ruins are still preserved in the city. [37][38][39]
Jamia Mosque (Khudabad) Main building of Jamia Masjid Khudabad.jpg Dadu District, Sindh 5000 1700 - 1718 The mosque is situated in Khudabad in Dadu District and was built during the reign of Yar Muhammad Kalhoro between 1700 and 1718. [40]
Jamia Al-Kauthar Jamia Al Kauthar Mosque.png Islamabad 2500-3000 1990 Jamia Al-Kauthar Mosque is adjacent to the Shia seminary Al-Kauthar University. The iconic dome of this mosque is about 30 meters high from the ground level, and its 15 meters diameter makes the dome one of the largest in the country. [41][42]
Jamia Masjid Umar Farooq Godhra, Karachi, New Karachi, Karachi, Sindh 1973
Kuzkandi Jamiah Masjid Kuzkandimasjid.jpg Baghdada, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1950s
Lal Masjid
(Red Mosque)
Islamabad 1965 The Lal Masjid, also known as the Red Mosque, was built in 1965 and is named for its red walls and interiors. The mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Islamabad. [43][44]
Mohabbat Khan Mosque MKmosque.jpg Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 14,000 2,800 m2 (30,000 sq ft) 1670s Mohabbat Khan Mosque is a 17th-century Mughal-era mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. The mosque was built between 1660 and 1670, and named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar, Nawab Mahabat Khan bin Ali Mardan Khan. [45][46][47]
Moti Masjid Moti Mosque (inside Lahore Fort).JPG Lahore, Punjab 160 m2 (1,700 sq ft) 1635 Moti Masjid is a 17th-century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort. It is a small, white marble structure built by Mughal emperor Jahangir, and is among his prominent extensions to the Lahore Fort Complex. [48][49]
Neevin Mosque Neevin Masjid 3 (WCLA).jpg Lahore, Punjab ~100 1460 Located in Walled City of Lahore, Neevin Mosque was built by Lodi dynasty under the rule of its first king Bahlul Lodi. [50][51][52]
Oonchi Mosque Unchi Masjid 2 (WCLA).jpg Lahore, Punjab N.A. Mughal Era mosque located along the Hakiman Bazaar, near the Bhati Gate which leads into the Walled City of Lahore. Unlike other mosques int the Walled City of Lahore, no inscription exists which signifies the year of the mosque's construction. [53]
Shah Jahan Mosque Shah Jahan Mosque Center (20673302596).jpg Thatta, Sindh 20,000 3,050 m2 (32,800 sq ft) 1647 Shah Jahan Mosque is a 17th-century building that serves as the central mosque for the city of Thatta, Sindh. It was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. [54][13][55][56][57]
Shahi Eid Gah Mosque Eidgah mosque.jpg Multan, Punjab 1,250 m2 (13,500 sq ft) 1735 Located on the main Multan-Lahore highway in the Northeast the city, the mosque is adjacent to the 20th century Sufi shrine of Ahmad Saeed Kazmi. [58][59]
Shahi Mosque, Chitral Shahi Mosque, Chitral.jpg Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 20,000 1924 It was the principal mosque of Chitral at the time of the existence of the State of Chitral. The mosque was built by Shuja ul-Mulk in 1924. [60][61][62][63]
Sunehri Mosque Sunehri masjid top view 2.JPG Lahore, Punjab 5000 25,948 m2 (279,300 sq ft) 1753 Sunehri Mosque is located in the Kashmiri Bazaar of the Walled City of Lahore. The mosque was built in 1753 when the Mughal Empire was in decline. [64][65]
Tooba Mosque Tooba Mosque-3.jpg Karachi, Sindh 5000 3,280 m2 (35,300 sq ft) 1969 Masjid-e-Tooba was built in 1969 in Defence Housing Society, Karachi. It is often claimed to be the largest single-dome mosque in the world. [66][67]
Wazir Khan Mosque Wazir Khan Mosque by Moiz.jpg Lahore, Punjab 10,000+ 3,825 m2 (41,170 sq ft) 1642 The mosque was commissioned during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of Wazir Khan Mosque began in 1634 C.E. and was completed in 1641. [68][69]

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