Aqsa Mosque, Rabwah
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|Construction cost||1.3 million Rupees|
The Masjid-e-Aqsa or Rabwah mosque in Rabwah (Pakistan) is the largest mosque of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan. Its foundation stone was laid down in 1966 and the building's inauguration took place on March 31, 1972. This is the main mosque of the Ahmadiyya Community in Rabwah which can accommodate more than 18,500 worshippers.
The design wаs prepared by Abdul Rashid, аt the behest оf Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad. Іt wаs desired the Prayers іn Rabwah should be offered аt оne Central place. The construction blueprint wаs already prepared іn hіs tenure, but becаuse оf the Caliph being nоt well, the foundation cоuld nоt be laid down by him. Оn 28 October 1966 Mirza Nasir Ahmad, third Caliph оf the Community laid the foundation stone оf the place. The place wаs opened іn March 1972.
Construction and design
The column-free main hall is 1,650 square meters in size. 650 m² of floor are reserved for women and the remaining 1000 m² are reserved for men. The design was said to be inspired by the Badshahi Mosque . Together with the 3,700 m² large compound, the mosque can accommodate up to 18,500 worshippers..
The construction cost, of approximately 1.3 million Rupees was completely born by one Bani Muhammad Siddique, on his request, his name was not published till his death.
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