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Mahabat Khan Mosque, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Mahabat Khan Mosque is a seventeenth century mosque situated in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The mosque’s name was proposed on the name of minister of Peshawar Mahabat Khan during mughal

period. Nawab Mahabat Khan was the grandson of Nawab Dadan Khan who was the previous minister of Lahore.

Nawab Mahabat Khan worked under the supervision of mughal emperors Aurangzeb Aalamgir and Shah Jahan during mughal period.

Common people often mispronounce mosque’s name as Mohabbat (love) Khan mosque, but the real name of the mosque is ‘Mahabat Khan Mosque‘ and it was also the real name of its founder Nawab Mahabat Khan.

The mosque was built in 1630. There is pond for wuzu in center of the main yard of the mosque. A long string of rooms is there along side the inner boundary wall of the mosque.Two high minarets are stood on both sides of the main entrance of prayer hall.

History of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa revealed that these minarets were used to hang up the prisoners in Sikh times. Above the main prayer hall there are three beautiful domes painted with floral and geometric designs.

Tirich Mir Peak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Tirich Mir is the tallest mountain of the Hindu Kush range. Hindu Kush range is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan near the Pak-Afghan border. The peak is (7,708 m) high and can easily be seen from Afghanistan. The peak is located just along the Chitral and it can be easily seen from the main market of Chitral. The peak adds up the beauty of nature to Chitral. The peak has a special reference with Chitral so both beauties are added up to create a wonderful area.

tirich mir camping

Tirich Mir is the 33rd highest mountain in the world. The name of this mountain is believed to be originated from “King of Tirich” because Tirich is a neighbor valley of Mulkhow valley of Chitral which passes up to the peak. Actually Tirich is the name of last village of Chitral which has to passed when reaching the peak.

The peak has a long shadow towards Wakhan side. In Wakhi language Tirich means the darkness and mir means king so Tirich Mir means the king of darkness or shadow. First time the peak was climbed by four Norweigian climbers, Arne Naess, H. Berg, P. Kvernberg and Tony Streather.