Bhong Masjid and my kismet

Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.” —— I read this when I was 8 years old and since then I’ve been fascinated by people who built mosques and the mosques that they built. A few months ago I was in Rahimyarkhan and I googled to see if there was anything interesting close by I could visit. That is when I came across BHONG MASJID and it blew me away! It was a bit far away so I couldn’t go but promised myself I would visit it one day. Behold, four months later I get an assignment in Bhong! It was meant to be .

Come take a journey with me through this stunning mosque (which won the Aga Khan award for architecture in 1986).

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All images ©Khaula Jamil