Mosques of Multan

Mosques Of Multan

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Multan, Pakistan has some of the oldest mosques, which were once considered as the jewels of the city. These mosques now remind us of the glorious past of Multan, which was governed by Muslims for more than a thousand years. Among the more famous ones are:

Masjid Khaliq Wali

The first mosque built in Multan, constructed with carved bricks, located on old matital road. Ruins of this mosque are still visible.

Jamia Mosque

The first mosque built in Multan was the Jamia Mosque, which was constructed on the orders of Mohammad Bin Qasim. Ruins of this mosque were visible till 1954 at Qasim Bella, but were washed away by the repeated floods of the river Chenab.

Eid Gah Mosque

This grand mosque of Multan is located on the main Multan-Lahore highway in the Northeast of the city. It was built in 1735 AD by Nawab Abdul Samad Khan when he was the governor of Multan. It is very spacious, provided with a vast courtyard and a huge prayer chamber measuring 250 feet by 54 feet and crowned by seven domes. Its exterior was faced with glazed blue tiles and the interior was ornamented with colorful mosaics. After independence it was found insufficient to accommodate the increased number of people so its courtyard was enlarged further.

Sawi Mosque

Sawi mosque is supposed to be one of the oldest mosques, which still exists though it has no roof now and most of its decorations have been damaged; glazed blue tiles were profusely used for ornamentation. Parts are still intact.

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