Mosque of Pakistan-Pokh Jumaat: The Stone Mosque Nowshera
If you happen to go the Nowshera District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, do visit the Pokh Jumaat (stone mosque) in Akbarpura. Construction wise this mosque is pretty simple but still people call it amazing; the reason being that the mosque is sinking steadily by a centimeter each year. This mosque is very attractive and is visited by many people every year for the beauty it offers to the visitors. Located in Nowshehra district it is a good reflection of local architecture.
The mosque has been named by a revered saint Maulana Syed Abdul Wahab alias Akhund Panju Baba, the saint taught in the mosque and many non Muslims embraced Islam on his hands. The mosque was built more than 400 years ago during the Moghul era, most probably during Akbar’s reign. Since then the prayer hall of the mosque has been going down by a one centimeter every year. It has sunk more than four feet and now you have to go down four or five steps to enter the prayer hall. The strange thing is that though the mosque is going down steadily, the building has shown no signs of decay. No other building in that area has sunk so far.
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