Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and one of the largest mosques in the world. It was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993, when it was overtaken in size by the completion of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
Subsequent expansions of the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia during the 1990s relegated Faisal Mosque to fourth place in terms of size.
The Faisal Mosque is named after the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who supported and financed the project.
Brief information of this mosque is as follows:
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
(Open to all , but Imamate reserved for either Shafi or Hanbali)
Architect(s) Vedat Dalokay
Style Contemporary Islamic
Capacity 74,000 within the main areas, approx. 200,000 in adjoining grounds
Covered area 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft)
Minaret height 90 meters (295 ft)
Construction cost 120 million USD