Masjid Wazir Khan

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and a governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him (the word Wazir means 'minister' in Urdu and Persian). The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. The mosque contains some of the finest examples of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period.

Masjid Wazir Khan 1850

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1850 to 1860

Masjid Wazir Khan 1860

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1860 to 1870

Masjid Wazir Khan 1870

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1870 to 1880

Masjid Wazir Khan 1880

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1880 to 1890

Masjid Wazir Khan 1890

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1890 to 1900

Masjid Wazir Khan 1900

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1900 to 1910

Masjid Wazir Khan 1910

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1910 to 1920

Masjid Wazir Khan 1930

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1930 to 1940

Masjid Wazir Khan 1950

Masjid Wazir Khan during 1950 to 1960

Masjid Wazir Khan 2010

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