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NAMMEWALLE, on July 7, 2008, said:
Wind Rider, on July 7, 2008, said:
Thanks to visit NAMMEWALLE, greeting.
nadia salina, on July 13, 2008, said:
The Shah Faisal Masjid (Urdu: شاه فيصل مسجد) in Islamabad, Pakistan, is among one of the largest mosques in the world. It is a state National Mosque. It is a popular masjid in the Islamic world, and is renowned for both its size and its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers.
The impetus for the mosque began in 1966 when the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia suggested it during a visit to Islamabad.
In 1969, an international competition was held in which architects from 17 countries submitted 43 proposals. After four days of deliberation, Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay's design was chosen.
Construction of the mosque began in 1976 by National Construction of Pakistan, led by Azim Borujerdi, and was funded by the government of Saudi Arabia, at a cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals (approximately $120 million USD today).
King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz was instrumental in the funding, and both the mosque and the road leading to it were named after him after his assassination in 1975.
The mosque was completed in 1986, and used to house the International Islamic University. The mausoleum of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, whose 1988 funeral at the site was the largest in the history of Pakistan, is located adjacent to the mosque.-wikipedia-
Wind Rider, on July 14, 2008, said:
Many thanks for your visit and your very good information.
I do appreciate it !
Greetings from the road...
Z.A.ZULFI, on April 13, 2009, said:
Muhammad Aamir Ijaz …, on May 24, 2009, said:
I love pakistan
wesss, on July 22, 2009, said:
great Mosque . ma shaa allah
pk_ocp, on July 24, 2009, said:
Shah Faisal Mosque is also International Islamic University Islamabad Old Campus. :-)
Wind Rider, on September 27, 2009, said:
DEAR ALL, THANKS TO VISIT AND COMPLIMENTS...
GREETING FROM THE ROAD !
Wind Rider, on August 16, 2011, said:
Thnaks taks09, greeting !
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