Sacred Places in Islamabad

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Sacred  places in Islamabad

Faisal Mosque

Turkish architect, Vedat Dalokay who won the Aga Khan Architectural Award with this project. It was built in 1986 at the foothills of Margaralla Hills and It is a major tourist attraction spot in Islamabad. The largest mosque in Pakistan also known as Shah Faisal Mosque can accommodate about 300,000 worshippers. Faisal Mosque is counted as the most visited sacred places in Islamabad. The mosque offers four minarets on all four corners of the main hall. The minarets are 260 ft which makes them the tallest minarets in South Asia. Faisal mosque is located on Shah Faisal Ave, E-8, Islamabad

Golrah Shareef

Golrah Shareef is a town situated near the Margalla Hills in Islamabad. It is known for the Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah. The sufi shrine serves as a tomb of the Peer Meher Ali Shah. For the construction of the shrine, the marble was brought from the Makrana mines in Jodhpur State. The worshippers of Peer Meher Ali Shah have a special affiliation towards the shrine. location: Near the Margalla Hills in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, at about 520 m above sea level, 17 km from the ancient city of Taxila

Bari Imam Shrine

The Bari Imam is located in Noorpur Shahan, Islamabad. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurengzeb who later glorify Bari Sarkar. Bari Imam is one of the most popular and widely venerated saints of Punjab. Bari Imam was renowned for his  social work and his work is highly appreciated. location: Nurpur Shahan, Islamabad

Lal Masjid

Laal Masjid-Islamabad

The Lal Masjid was founded by Maulana Qari Abdullah in 1965. The name of the mosque  is derived from the red colour of the mosque’s walls and interiors. Maulana Qari Abdullah was assassinated at the mosque in 1998. According to CDA records, the Lal Masjid is one of the oldest Mosques in Islamabad. Maulana Muhammad Abdullah was appointed its first imam. location: Masjid Rd, G-6/4 G 6/4 G-6, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory