Raiwind Markaz

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Raiwind Markaz
Basic information
Location Lahore, Pakistan
District Lahore
Province Punjab
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque, Darul uloom
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic Modern
Completed 2006
Capacity 150,000
Length 500
Width 410
Minaret(s) 2
Minaret height 40 m

Raiwind Markaz is a complex consisting of a main mosque, Islamic madrasa, and residential areas located in Raiwind city, near Lahore, Pakistan, and is the home of the Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan. It attracts many people to its yearly gathering, including international visitors.

Annual Gathering (Ijtema)[edit]

It is hosted in the Ijitimah Gah near to the Markaz (5 km from Markaz). It is among the biggest gathering of Muslims in Pakistan in a single location. Raiwind gathering is said to be the biggest Deobandi gathering after Hajj. More than 2 million Muslims from Pakistan and all over the world come to this place, which is planned and managed by the Raiwind Markaz. Because of large number of people participating it is divided now into Four parts,each year two parts and remaining two parts next year will be held, each part lasting three days, and on the last day Special Prayer is held. There is no restriction for foreigners to come to any part of the Raiwind Markaz Ijtima. Deobandi Scholars of different countries are invited on these days.