A mosque is a home of Allah. Here the Muslims offer their prayers. It is the place for the prayer of Muslims. Usually the mosque is the most beautiful building in the whole town and is scrupulously kept clean. It is the center of attraction for all. Is stands for the embodiment of the religious fervor of the people. And hence on such buildings neither money nor attention is spared to make them grand and noble.
Whenever there are auspicious days such places are thronged with people. Special prayers are offered on these days or the people in gal dress gather together to offer prayers in a body and show unity and equality.
All the mosques are very carefully looked after. They serve a very important purpose. Besides ministering to the religious needs of the people they serve as a common meeting ground and conduce to social and national solidarity. It is very essential that in mosques a calm and serene atmosphere should prevail because it is only in such conditions that the true religions spirit can be engendered. The place should be free from dirt dust and all ugly things. It should be neat clean and comfortable where one may be able to hold communication with God undistributed. It is a pity that in Pakistan most of our mosques are far from being what they ought to be.
Usually the men in charge who should be models for piety and religious zeal are in most cases corrupt and cases are on record in which their diabolical deeds make one's hair stand on end. These devils in human form ought not to be kept in such places at all and very careful supervision on the part of the public is necessary to ensure the purity of such sacred places. The income and expenditure and management of these places should be entirely under public control. Some mosques are richly endowed and the income is wasted in satisfying the low tastes of Maulvis and Fellowers. But if they once come under proper control they can be used to serve the charitable purpose.
Every mosque at the time of prayers when the whole congregation is gathered together, presents a very picuresque and solemn scene. In mosques great care is taken to make the place impressive and comfortable. Art is employed in such places in the service of religion and this is the real function of art. From the religious places you can judge of the aesthetic tastes of the people.