ID Gah Mosque
There are thousands of mosques in the world but the ID Gah mosque is a most famous one due to being a mark of Muslim history. Id gah mosque is in the capital city of Afghanistan and one of its landmark attracting thousands of people each year including tourists, besides being a religious building it is an ancient Mughal’s gift to the country which speaks itself about the unbeatable skills and abilities of Muslim craftsmen of the Mughal era. This mosque is near the National stadium of Kabul and specially constructed for the Eid prayers which held twice in a year. It is the 2nd largest mosque of Afghanistan.
This mosque was constructed in 16th century but there are many saying about the builder with one confirmation that it was constructed by the Mughals. According to some historians the mosque was made upon the order of Babar when he conquered India, he ordered to build a great mosque showing the sparkle of Islam. At that time material from different areas were collected in order to construct a long lasting mosque of all the time. For a long period of time it had been used for different religious purposes including celebrations of festivals and great speeches or addresses.
The mosque is a long building similar to much different Muslim architecture. It had been built according to the unique Muslim style having minars and round entrances with calligraphy on it. It is having four minars at the front of the building and four at the back side similar to each other in size and color but one different in the center of the roof. The wide big grounds of the mosque also serve as the parking lot for heavy trucks. Beside the big entrance there are more than 18 archways in the long front wall.