Mohabat Khan Mosque- a renowned mosque in Peshawar

Mohabat Khan Mosque is one of the most popular mosques in Pakistan.  It was constructed in 17th century in Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtunkhwan, NWFP, and Pakistan. One of the Mughal governors of Peshawar Nawab Mohabat Khan, this mosque was named after him. He served under the Emperor of Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan and also was a grandson of the Governer of Lahore, Nawab Dandan Khan. This mosque was constructed in 1670’s and has a very traditional design. In the center of the courtyard of the mosque there is a pond for abolition and rooms are in single at all the sides. In west side there is a huge prayer hall flanked by two tall minarets.

In the sikh’s period Minarets were used as the alternative to the gallows. The fire that fumed in 1895 the Ander sher bazaar was unsuccessful to ruin the mosque due to the constant struggle of the believers. The inner side of the hall is sheltered under three low fluted dooms and is very beautifully designs and colorful painted with geometric and floral designs. Mohabat Khan Mosque is fine masterpiece of Mughal architect of Shah Jahan period. The interior of the prayer hall is the picture of perfect artwork and calligraphy.