Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

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The largest mosque of Pakistan, Faisal Mosque was built in and completed in 1986 with the funding of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

The Arab traditional way of living has transformed its design into a a desert Bedouin's tent. The architectural design was conceived by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.

The mosque is located at north end of Faisal Avenue in backdrop of Margalla Hills bearing co-ordinates 33.729756° N, 73.038644° E.
The mosque's architecture is strikingly modern and unique, lacking both the traditional domes and arches of most other mosques around the world. Its shape is an eight-sided concrete shell inspired by a desert Beduoin's tent and the cubic Holy Ka'ba in Mecca
 
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