Monday, November 17, 2008

Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan

The Mosque built on the Margal Hills, represents an 8-faceted desert 'tent' supported by 4 towering minarets.

The building work started in 1976, costing SR 130 million, it covers an area of 53,831 sq ft (5,000 sq m), it can accomodate 10,000 worshippers and a further 40,000 in the adjacent square.

The Islamic University is located in the Mosque grounds and the first floor under the courtyard in the East with facilities of library, Conference Room, Printing Press and Cafeteria.

It is functioning with 800 students from within and outside the country.

An Islamic Reserch Institute is also associated with the University. 

Daddy Kurapak: We have many beautiful mosques here. But they fail to attract the Muslims especially during Subuh Prayer. Let's go to the Mosque for our Solat Fardu especially Solat Subuh.

What's the point of MIB slogan if the mosques are always empty? 

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