Mosque of Pakistan – Jamia Masjid Wah
Wah Cant is a beautiful town located west to the federal capital Islamabad. It is an extremely beautiful place with tall trees, lush green meadows, hills and waterfalls. It is claimed that the place got its name because the Moghul Emperor Akbar was so impressed by the beauty of this place that he exclaimed “Wah”; Wah means “wow”. Located in one of the cities in Pakistan with highest literacy rate, this masjid or mosque is a frequently visited place. It attracts attention due to the fact that it is a beautiful piece of architecture.
The Moghuls had built a beautiful garden here as well as a mosque. The mosque is said to be built in the 17th century. Like other buildings of the Moghul era, this mosque is an outstanding specimen of grandeur and beauty. The mosque has three domes and four minarets. Inside the entire mosque is decorated with in colorful geometric and floral patterns. The exterior of the mosque has inscriptions from the Quran. The inscriptions and patterns speak eloquently of the skill of the artists and the fine taste of the Moghuls.
The locals especially the influential Khan family of Wah has contributed a lot in the restoration and preservation of the mosque.
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