Grand Jamia Masjid – Bahria Town Karachi

Grand Jamia Masjid – Bahria Town Karachi

Grand Jamia Masjid

Mosques are sacred places for Muslims all around the world. It’s not just a place to pray; it’s also the heart of the community and where many beautiful pieces of Islamic art have been made. Mosques are the beating heart of Islamic culture. They are used for prayers, festivities during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, educational and informational centers, social welfare institutions, and dispute resolution. The imam is the mosque’s religious leader and leads the prayers.

Mosques have existed since the beginning of Islam. According to Islamic history, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) assisted in constructing the first mosque in Medina as part of his desire to establish a Muslim place of worship. The region around Mecca’s Kaaba Stone is frequently regarded as the oldest Muslim worship centre, having been revered since the 7th century. Both cities are located in modern-day Saudi Arabia and are regarded as the holiest in Islam. When we talk about the world’s largest mosques, “Grand Jamia Masjid Karachi” is one of them. Grand Jamia Masjid is the world’s 3rd largest mosque and 1st largest Masjid in Pakistan. The Bahria Town Karachi Masjid is designed with Islamic and Mughal style architecture and draws inspiration from the Masajid in Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, UAE, and Kuwait.

Feature of Grand Jamia Mosque

Although each mosque is unique, some similar aspects have grown throughout Islamic history and are often seen in mosques worldwide.

Main Entrance

Twenty feet high and wide enough to welcome unlimited individuals, the grandeur of the main entrance is inspired by the Mughal glory. The Grand Jamia Masjid has five colossal entrances in sync with its size and capacity.

Domes and Arches

There are 128 domes of different sizes ranging from 18’-6” to 128 feet in diameter and main hall height 222 feet including dome. In addition, there are almost 488 arches of different sizes.

Central Dome

The central dome is located over the center of the prayer hall, which has a diameter of 39 meters.


The marble-clad 333 feet tall square-shaped minaret will serve as the visual identity of this Masjid and Bahria Town Karachi. This piece of architectural excellence will be visible from distant locations in Karachi.

The Courtyard

The open area at the center will have imported Granite floors named ARLASH to keep the temperature low and provide room for people on special occasions of Jummah & Eid Prayers.

Gardens and Water Bodies

Lush green gardens with well-maintained flowerbeds will create a serene effect.

Islamic Community Centre

The Grand Jamia Masjid project includes a state-of-the-art Islamic Community Center comprising an Islamic University for 1500 students, a Library with 500,000 books, a Museum / Library and Admin Block, A women programming center and an Auditorium with 715 seats. This community centre aims to utilize modern technology and teaching methodology to impart Islamic education.

Local in Essence

Bahria Town Lahore Jamia Masjid was built using Lahore’s traditional red brick gutka made from Multani Mitti, and Masjid Wazir Khan inspired the interior. For Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Karachi, Royal cream boticion marble from Baluchistan, local Sindhi materials and Patterns are used to create a uniquely profound spiritual experience.


With a total capacity of 800,000 worshippers, Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Karachi’s central prayer hall can accommodate 40,000 worshippers. The garden courtyard will house 260,000 more than 500,000 in the open spaces for special Jummah and Eid gatherings.


Marble, stone, and tiles used in the interior of the Grand Jamia Masjid are embellished with Kofic Arabic calligraphy of the verses from the Holy Quran. Kashikari, mosaic work, marble carving, stained glass, wooden traceries, and chandeliers displaying rich Mughal traditions will be used extensively. Moreover, Hala and Sindhi culture patterns have been blended with arabesque and geometric shapes to evoke a sublime spiritual experience.

Concept and Design

The initial part of building a central Jamia Masjid in Bahria Town Karachi evolved into the concept of building a monumental Masjid to symbolize unity for Bahria Town, Pakistan, and the Ummah at large. By engaging Pakistan’s eminent architects, Bahria Town creates a statement that has a sense of continuity and unity as a design, blending heritage and a futuristic perspective.

Indigenous Material

Every monumental structure must originate from the local culture. Therefore, different varieties of marble stones were used from Lasbella like royal cream boticino, Verona, jungh shahi gold, bisham green, white ziyarat , Indus beige & Petra brown.

Ingenious Solutions

The inability of local industry to meet the humongous requirement of 1.8 million square feet of marble necessitated the installation of unique factories for cutting, carving, and finishing marble, available in 17 color variations that will be used on the floors and walls of the Masjid.

Grand Jamia Masjid Location

Grand Jamia Mosque will be located in the heart of Bahria Town Karachi. It will have a centralized location relative to all major projects of Bahria Karachi, like Bahria Paradise, Bahria Sports City, Bahria Golf City, and Midway Commercial. 400 ft wide Jinnah Avenue that runs next to Grand Jamia Mosque makes the approach easy for the entire populace of Bahria Karachi to the grand landmark.

Development Status of Grand Jamia Masjid

The construction of the Grand Jamia Mosque began in 2015. Thousands of engineers, masons and laborers are working on completing the massive project. Development has reached in final stages of completion, and the enormous tower can be seen from miles away. The Grand Jamia Mosque of Bahria Town Karachi was built using modern technology and gear.

Final Thoughts…

Mosques reflect the size and demands of individual Muslim communities since, on Fridays, everyone worships together. Historically, mosques have been at the heart of intellectual and educational activity. Mosques’ interiors and exteriors are adorned with Qur’anic inscriptions, providing a solid relationship between the text and the worship site. Human or animal shapes are nearly never used in mosque decorating since they are considered idolatrous. On the other hand, mosques are adorned with geometric, floral, vegetal, and calligraphic decorations, symbolically reminding the promise of Paradise.