An Image from the Eastern World
Religion has obviously played a huge role into Pakistan's identity and that is why it is quite a sight to see structures like these from the Eastern world. There is a divine quality to this magnet souvenir from Pakistan that is complimented by lighter color tones that accomplish a certain appeasement with ease. The use of light and shadow is one of the most intriguing aspects of this magnet as the Mosque is overwhelmingly white and holy looking. At the same times, it talks about new times in how Islam is experienced nowadays in certain countries. If religion holds a special place in your heart and you would like something that will tie it in, this magnet is a right choice.
The Mosque in Details
When visiting Pakistan, the traveler can`t miss Faisal Mosque. It features a unique modern design that differentiates from the expected Mosque that you can find in other Islamic countries. Vedat Dalokay was responsible for the work which resembles the typical tent that Bedouins habit in the desert. This mosque offers other unique features, among others it ranked the biggest one in the world for sevn years, now it is the fourth.
After many years invested in its planning, design and contractions, the Mosque was finished in 1986. At that time, it was fiercely criticized by the most conservative Islamists as its design is far to what they would call a Mosque. However, the magnificent fashion by which the surrounding landscape envelopes the Mosque appeased the non comformists. It is evident that the new generations of Islamists have opened up a little to the modern ways of lives. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share your views of the transformations experienced by religion in Pakistan.