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“Meaning of Faisal Masjid”
Review of Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Islamabad
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Owner description: One of the largest mosques in the world.
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“Meaning of Faisal Masjid”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

An English Hymn has a beautiful verse: All things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small. All things Wise and Wonderful, the Lord God made them All. Faisal Masjid is an epitome of Man's Creativity Endowed to him by the One and Only Creator of Multiverses. People who worship in this Masjid, believe in the Ever Creating, All Compassionate and Merciful Creator. A Creator beyond the definition of His Creation, including any definition Man tries to give him. About 1400 years ago, in the Qu'raan, he is described as Rabil-Alameen, or the Creator of Multiple Universes, or Multiverses, who keeps himself involved in Creation, every atto second of human clock. Faisal Masjid is in Praise to the Humanly Undefinable Creator, because, if Humans could define their Creator, they would set His limits and then the Creator would be a Product of Creations' Imagination. All faiths in one way another describe the attributes of the Creator. So, Faisal Masjid, which is built to honor the Creator of All Creation is open to all humanity to come and visit, irrespective of their human beliefs, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsees, and even Atheists are welcome to visit this architectural wonder of the modern world and are invited to come and make a journey into their inner self. Islamabad is home to Embassies and Consulates of nearly every country in the world. This Masjid is dedicated to All Nations of the World, whether Muslim or not, who make-up the Brotherhood of Man. It is a Symbol of what is left, if we take away our several identities and are left with a common Bond that we are all first and foremost Human and belong to the Brotherhood of Man. One Nation of Man on Earth located on a tiny Planet in a Remote corner of Milky Way Galaxy. It is where exists creatures, who sing, dance, paint, cry, laugh,suffer pain,and unite and become one to pray to save a baby stuck in a drain pipe in a remote corner of Texas, USA. That is what Faisal Masjid and it Marble Arches and its Transcendental Architecture symbolizes. Come one and All to Gain the Spiritual experience of this Monument which belongs to All Humanity, irrespective of Faith or Ideological Affiliations. It is a Wonder of the Modern World.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful place to see”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Located besides the Margalla hills, Faisal mosque used to be the largest mosque in the world till couple of years back. Its architect is quite unique, a mosque without pillars. The view from inside the mosque premises is very beautiful. combination of blue and white tiles inside the mosque makes it very attractive.

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Faisal Mosque”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I visited with my family to Faisal this month. This was my first visit to Pakistan. This mosque is one of the largest in the world, is suited in islamabad (capital city of Pakistan). It was built in 1976 with the help of Saudi Arabia in the memories of late King Shah Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The architecture of the mosque is very unique (designed by a turkish architecture, who won it against other 43 proposals), having an area of about 5000 square meters (which can hold approximately 8000 people at atime for the prayers) and still does not have any pillars to support its structure. The design of the mosque is such that all the weight distribution is on the walls, and not in the centre of the roof (A design innovation). This design has made this mosque one of unique entities, and makes it worh seeing. After marriage I went along with my wife to this mosque and took pictures, which are magnificient and still remind us of our golden days in the background of this magnificient mosque. The interior of the mosque is decorated by the famous Pskistani artist Sadqain. It is no doubt the focal point and icon of the Islamabad in particular and of Pakistan in general. It is worth seeinng and highly recommended for unique building lovers.

Visited November 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“Good place to visit... 1 time thing!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Giving the fact that Islamabad has little things to do or places to see, I can understand why it is #1 on the list of attractions in this city. The mosque has unique structure and great interior. It occupies big land space and it is considered one of the main landmarks in Islamabad. However, it can quite crowded, kids running around, families by the dozens, and limited access to parts of the mosque due to security reasons. They will kick everybody out of the mosque inside 10-15 minutes after the prayer. So PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

If you are in Islamabad, you will definitely visit this place... it is just because you will have no other options for things to do :)

Visited November 2013
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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“Calm Place”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Charming beauty near Margalla Hills.. we weekly goes there.. real nature. .

Waseem Sajjad

Swan Media Productions

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