Masjid-e-Tooba

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Tooba Mosque
مسجد طوبٰی
PK Karachi asv2020-02 img57 Tooba Mosque.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictKarachi
ProvinceSindh
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusMosque
Location
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
Architecture
Architect(s)Babar Hamid Chauhan, Zaheer Haider Naqvi
TypeMosque
StyleMidcentury modern
Completed1969
Specifications
Capacity5,000
Dome(s)1
Dome dia. (outer)65 metres (213 ft)
Minaret(s)1
Minaret height37 metres (121 ft)
MaterialsWhite Marble and Onyx with inlaid mirror pieces

Masjid-e-Tooba or Tooba Mosque (Urdu: مسجد طوبٰی‎) also known as Gol Masjid,[1][2] is located in the city of Karachi, Sindh the province of Pakistan. It is situated in the phase 2 of DHA (Defence Housing Authority), Karachi.[3][2]

The construction of the mosque began in 1966 and completed in 1969. The mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. This mosque has the capacity to hold up to 5,000 people.[2][3] It has one dome without any pillars/columns with the area of 67 meters (213 ft). It has a total area of 4657m².

Mosque's unique feature[edit]

  • Claims to be the largest single-dome mosque in the world with no pillars in its central prayer hall. Its huge dome is supported on a low surrounding wall.[1][2]
  • 18th largest mosque in the world as of 2018[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shazia Hasan (3 June 2018). "Minarets, alcoves, domes and devotion". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "9 most beautiful mosques in Pakistan (Masjid-e-Tooba, Karachi ranked no. 9 on this list)". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Masjid-e-Tooba - All You Need to Know". Defence Housing Authority, Karachi (dhatoday.com) website. Retrieved 12 December 2019.

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Coordinates: 24°50.581′N 67°03.267′E / 24.843017°N 67.054450°E / 24.843017; 67.054450