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SHAHJAHANI Mosque (Taj Mahal Mosque), Agra, U.P., India

SHAHJAHANI Mosque (Taj Mahal Mosque), Agra, U.P., India Built by Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan, This is a great piece of architecture. But unlike the previous Mughal Mosques architecture, this mosque departs from the idea of "greatness does not necessarily lies in grandness". A rather small on Mughal scale of mosques, This is nonetheless an impressive architectural accomplishment and gives you a single best view from inside looking out can be easily envied by other great mosques of the world. . I hope you know what I am talking about.

JAMA MOSQUE, Old Delhi,India. The Largest Mosque in India

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's grand mosque. Shah Jahan built many mosques in Delhi but Jama Mosque turned out to be the Largest Mosque built in India. Its a stunning peace of architecture and gives you a breathtaking view of Old Delhi and its legendary Chandni Chowk (Moon Lit Avenue) area. Boy!! did that Red Sandstone came in handy along with Marble again...Vintage Jama Mosque Image..(1878)

Jama Mosque, Fatehpur Sikri, India.

Jama Mosque, Fatehpur Sikri, India. Emperor Akbar's epic in Red sandstones and Marble. Built during the Mughal Empire's Golden Era of Akbar's reign, this mosque by many is considered the greatest accomplishment of emperor Akbar who was known to be a pioneer in blending central Asian architecture with regional Hindu architecture. Akbar's grand capital, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra are prime examples.

Dar-ul-Uloom Deobandh, Saharanpur, U.P., India: Asia's premiere Islamic Institute.

Door of Knowledge After the Great Uprising of 1857, there was perceptible change in the thinking of the Muslims in India. The revolt against the British imperialists was conducted under the banner of Bahadur Shah Zafar, who was then an ailing Emperor of the fast disintegrating Mughal Empire thanks to British tactics and previous emperor Aurangzeb's antics. It was realised that feelings of national integration were of utmost importance for the liberation of the country.

Masjid Iranian, Central Bombay

Fatehpuri Mosque (Mughal era) | Pearl Mosque | Nagpur |

Fatehpuri Mosque (Mughal era) / Old Delhi

Unknown Historic Mosque (Pre-Mughal) / Old Delhi

Pearl Mosque (Agra Fort: Mughal era) / Agra

Unknown Mosque / Nagpur

Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira, Kozhikode

Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira, Kozhikode

Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira, is the oldest mosque in Kozhikode(formerly Calicut). It is named after the rich Arab merchant who built it. A four-storeyed structure supported by wooden pillars, the mosque is a rare specimen of the architectural splendour of Kerala.

In 1510, the Portuguese Naval force burnt down some portions of it. Some charred portions still remain on the top floor of the mosque.

Jama Mosque - Agra - India

Jama Mosque - Agra

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Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodangallur - FIRST MASJID IN INDIA

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These are pictures of the first Masjid in India, in a place called Kodangallur in Kerala. The story about this Masjid is that the king of that place, Raja Rama Kulasekhara accepted Islam at the hands of the Sahabi of RasoolAllah(SAS),Malik Deenar (not the Tabayi of the same name but the Sahabi) who came here in 4 Hijri. He gave him and his companions land to build a Masjid which was built by local

It resembles a Kerala temple in construction and has a brass lamp for lighting. Inside it has a mimbar and mihraab. Just outside the main chamber are the graves of the son of Malik Deenar's son and his wife. Malik Deenar himself left this place and went to Kasargod where his grave is.

It is said that Raja Rama Kulasekhara then left to go to meet RasoolAllah(SAS) but died enroute (or maybe after he met Him - are there any a hadith to this effect?) and is buried in Salala in Oman. Can someone in Oman verify this please? Jazakallahu khairan.
Regrettably the grave of Malik Deenar in Kasargod has been made into a dargah with all attendant charming practices. But the graves of his son and daughter in law in the Masjid in Kodangallur seem to be free
from most such practices. The only thing I saw was that they place some green colored cloth on the two graves which they then sell as tabarruk. But at least none of the abominations that we see in the dargahs of most Sufis are done here.

This Masjid also had the dubious honour of a visit by the current President of India who predictably called it a symbol of secularism.
How a place of worship can be a symbol of godlessness is something which only a rocket scientist can understand, it seems.

At any rate this Masjid is historic proof that Islam has been in India from
629AD(4Hijri) for 1376 years. So much for the BJP theories of Muslims being new comers to India.

The video of the month is a special one due to its historic significance. The video features the historic Cheraman Juma Masjid, at Kodungallur in Thrissur District, which was built during 629 AD and is a combination of Arab and Kerala styles of architecture. It is the first mosque in India and is visited by people from different communities. The mosque was the outcome of the desire of former Kerala ruler, Cheraman Perumal.

Unlike a typical mosque, the interior of the Cheraman Juma Masjid has several decorative items like the traditional Kerala lamp and also finely crafted wood work, especially that of the pulpit.

[Special Thankx to Dr. Kizar Nawaz, Chennai for this valuable info & Pictures]

Toli Masjid of Hyderabad - India

Toli Masjid of Hyderabad - India

The Magnificient Toli Masjid of Hyderābād India, around 300 years old

Perhaps the best specimen of Qutub Shahi Indo-Islamic architecture

Had to climb atop a heap of mud and rubble to take this shot, this side of the monument is hidden from the main entrance and is only visible if one goes around through an alley which turns around the mosque into a playground.

A wonderful example of Indo islamicand Qutubshahi architecture - Toli Masjid Hyderabad India

Minarette of the Toli Masjid of Hyderabad India

The three layered minarette of Toli Masjid in Hyderabad India

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

Exterior view of the Sidi Saiyyed Jali

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. The mosque was built by Sidi Saiyyed, who was a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah.

The Sidi Saiyyed mosque

The mosque was built in the last year of the Sultanate of Gujarat. The mosque is entirely arcuated. The mosque has ten screen windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved in designs of intertwined trees and foliage and a palm motif. This intricately carved stone window is called the Sidi Saiyyed Jali.

Panorama view of the mosque from the front

The mosque was pillaged by the British and they extracted the central jali and took it to the London Museum for display.

Babri Mosque, pre-1992.

(Babri Mosque rearview)

The Babri Mosque (Hindi: बाबरी मस्जिद, Urdu: بابری مسجد), Babri Masjid or Mosque of Babur was a mosque constructed by order of the first Mughal emperor of India, Babur, in Ayodhya in the 16th century[citation needed]. Before the 1940s, the mosque was called Masjid-i Janmasthan ("mosque of the birthplace").[1] The mosque stood on Ramkot ("Rama's fort") Hill (also called Janmasthan ("Birthplace")), built on the remains of an old temple [2]. It was destroyed by Hindu nationalists,[3] 150,000 strong, during a planned ceremony on December 6, 1992 despite a commitment to the Indian Supreme Court that the mosque would not be harmed.[4][5]

Babur's commander-in-chief, Mir Baqi, destroyed an existing temple at the site, which Hindus believe was the temple built to commemorate the birthplace of Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and ruler of Ayodhya (see Ram Janmabhoomi). The Babri Mosque was one of the largest mosques in Uttar Pradesh, a state in India with some 31 million Muslims[6]. Although there were several older mosques in the city of Ayodhya, an area with a substantial Muslim population, including the Hazrat Bal Mosque constructed by the Shariqi kings, the Babri Mosque became the largest, due to the importance of the disputed site.

However some non-mainstream historians claim that there was no original temple in Ayodhya (despite the fact that Ayodhya was the birthplace and capital of Sri Rama). In his booklet, Communal History and Rama's Ayodhya, Professor Ram Sharan Sharma writes, "Ayodhya seems to have emerged as a place of religious pilgrimage in medieval times. Although chapter 85 of the Vishnu Smriti lists as many as fifty-two places of pilgrimage, including towns, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc., it does not include Ayodhya in this list."[7] Sharma also notes that Tulsidas, who wrote the Ramcharitmanas in 1574 at Ayodhya, does not mention it as a place of pilgrimage.[8] After the demolition of Babri Masjid, Professor Ram Sharan Sharma along with Historians Suraj Bhan, M.Athar Ali and Dwijendra Narayan Jha came up with the Historian's report to the nation on how the communalists were mistaken in their assumption that there was a temple at the disputed site and how it was sheer vandalism in bringing down the mosque and the book has been translated into all the Indian languages.[9] However this view is not mainstream, and several archeological surveys including that by the Archeological Survey of India have confirmed the existence of a temple predating the current mosque by over a thousand years.

Architecture of the mosque

Babri Mosque Column

One of the columns of the Babri Mosque. Some Hindus say it came from a Temple under the site, particularly noting the two flowers (far top of photo) which they say are Hindu-associated lotus motifs.But historians deny this becauus these columns lack any diety or other kind of human or animal structures, which is a an essential part of Hindu Arts. And these type of lotus and other floral designs are common in Islamic Arts.

Babri Masjid acoustic and cooling system

"A whisper from the Babri Masjid Mihrab could be heard clearly at the other end 200 feet [60 m] away and through the length and breadth of the central court" according to Graham Pickford architect to Lord William Bentinck (1828–1833). The Mosque's acoustics were mentioned by him in his book 'Historic Structures of Oudhe' he says “for a 16th century building the deployment and projection of voice from the pulpit is considerably advanced, the unique deployment of sound in this structure will astonish the visitor”.

Modern Architects have attributed this intriguing acoustic feature to a large recess in the wall of the Mihrab and several recesses in the surrounding walls which functioned as resonators; this design helped everyone to hear the speaker at the Mihrab. The sandstone used in building the Babri Mosque also had resonant qualities which contributed to the unique acoustics.

The Babri mosque’s Tughluquid style integrated other indigenous design components and techniques, such as air cooling systems disguised as Islamic architectural elements like arches, vaults and domes. In the Babri Masjid the high ceiling, domes, and six large grill windows (see picture) all served as a passive environmental control system that brought down the temperature and also allowed in natural ventilation as well as daylight.

Grill of Babri Masjid

Pictured is a six-foot (2 m) window grill of the Babri mosque. These were six in number and so positioned to allow cool air to sweep through the mosque. The grills were a fine example of Islamic two-dimensional geometry. These together with the thick walls and high roof kept the interior cool. A large number smaller Roshandans were installed only for light with intricate geometrical patterns

What non Muslims said about:

What non Muslims said about:

- Prophet Muhammad [P.B.U.H.]

In the quotations below, Western writers have used the word Muhammadanism for Islam. The word Muhammadanism connotes worship of Muhammad, an absolutely unworthy statement for any learned man to use. Prophet Muhammad's mission was to propagate the worship of the One and Only God (in Arabic Allah), the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. His mission was essentially the same as that of earlier Prophets of God. In the historical context, many such terminologies about Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims were borrowed from earlier European writings of the Eleventh to the Nineteenth century, a time when ignorance and prejudice prevailed. The quotations below attest to the facts.

Thomas Carlyle in 'Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History,' 1840

"The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only."

"A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world, the world’s Maker had ordered so."

A. S. Tritton in 'Islam,' 1951

The picture of the Muslim soldier advancing with a sword in one hand and the Qur'an in the other is quite false.

De Lacy O'Leary in 'Islam at the Crossroads,' London, 1923.

History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.

Gibbon in 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' 1823

The good sense of Muhammad despised the pomp of royalty. The Apostle of God submitted to the menial offices of the family; he kindled the fire; swept the floor; milked the ewes; and mended with his own hands his shoes and garments. Disdaining the penance and merit of a hermit, he observed without effort of vanity the abstemious diet of an Arab.

Edward Gibbon and Simon Oakley in ‘History of the Saracen Empire,’ London, 1870

"The greatest success of Mohammad’s life was effected by sheer moral force."

“It is not the propagation but the permanency of his religion that deserves our wonder, the same pure and perfect impression which he engraved at Mecca and Medina is preserved after the revolutions of twelve centuries by the Indian, the African and the Turkish proselytes of the Koran....The Mahometans have uniformly withstood the temptation of reducing the object of their faith and devotion to a level with the senses and imagination of man. ‘I believe in One God and Mahomet the Apostle of God’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honors of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.”

Reverend Bosworth Smith in 'Muhammad and Muhammadanism,' London, 1874.

"Head of the State as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without the Pope's pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man ruled by a right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life."

"In Mohammadanism every thing is different here. Instead of the shadowy and the mysterious, we have history....We know of the external history of Muhammad....while for his internal history after his mission had been proclaimed, we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation....on the Substantial authority of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt."

Edward Montet, 'La Propagande Chretienne et ses Adversaries Musulmans,' Paris 1890. (Also in T.W. Arnold in 'The Preaching of Islam,' London 1913.)

"Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically....the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur'an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam....A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvelous power of winning its way into the consciences of men."

Alphonse de LaMartaine in 'Historie de la Turquie,' Paris, 1854.

"Never has a man set for himself, voluntarily or involuntarily, a more sublime aim, since this aim was superhuman; to subvert superstitions which had been imposed between man and his Creator, to render God unto man and man unto God; to restore the rational and sacred idea of divinity amidst the chaos of the material and disfigured gods of idolatry, then existing. Never has a man undertaken a work so far beyond human power with so feeble means, for he (Muhammad) had in the conception as well as in the execution of such a great design, no other instrument than himself and no other aid except a handful of men living in a corner of the desert. Finally, never has a man accomplished such a huge and lasting revolution in the world, because in less than two centuries after its appearance, Islam, in faith and in arms, reigned over the whole of Arabia, and conquered, in God's name, Persia Khorasan, Transoxania, Western India, Syria, Egypt, Abyssinia, all the known continent of Northern Africa, numerous islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain, and part of Gaul.

"If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.

"On the basis of a Book, every letter which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blend together peoples of every tongue and race. He has left the indelible characteristic of this Muslim nationality the hatred of false gods and the passion for the One and Immaterial God. This avenging patriotism against the profanation of Heaven formed the virtue of the followers of Muhammad; the conquest of one-third the earth to the dogma was his miracle; or rather it was not the miracle of man but that of reason.

"The idea of the unity of God, proclaimed amidst the exhaustion of the fabulous theogonies, was in itself such a miracle that upon it's utterance from his lips it destroyed all the ancient temples of idols and set on fire one-third of the world. His life, his meditations, his heroic revelings against the superstitions of his country, and his boldness in defying the furies of idolatry, his firmness in enduring them for fifteen years in Mecca, his acceptance of the role of public scorn and almost of being a victim of his fellow countrymen... This dogma was twofold the unity of God and the immateriality of God: the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words.

"Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Conqueror of Ideas, Restorer of Rational beliefs.... The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"

Mahatma Gandhi, statement published in 'Young India,'1924.

I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.

Sir George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936.

"If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam."

“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity."

"I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”

Michael Hart in 'The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons In History,' New York, 1978.

My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious level. ...It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. ...It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history.

Dr. William Draper in 'History of Intellectual Development of Europe'

Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man who, of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race... To be the religious head of many empires, to guide the daily life of one-third of the human race, may perhaps justify the title of a Messenger of God.

Arthur Glyn Leonard in 'Islam, Her Moral and Spiritual Values'

It was the genius of Muhammad, the spirit that he breathed into the Arabs through the soul of Islam that exalted them. That raised them out of the lethargy and low level of tribal stagnation up to the high watermark of national unity and empire. It was in the sublimity of Muhammad's deism, the simplicity, the sobriety and purity it inculcated the fidelity of its founder to his own tenets, that acted on their moral and intellectual fiber with all the magnetism of true inspiration.

Philip K. Hitti in 'History of the Arabs'

Within a brief span of mortal life, Muhammad called forth of unpromising material, a nation, never welded before; in a country that was hitherto but a geographical expression he established a religion which in vast areas suppressed Christianity and Judaism, and laid the basis of an empire that was soon to embrace within its far flung boundaries the fairest provinces the then civilized world.

Rodwell in the Preface to his translation of the Holy Qur'an

Mohammad's career is a wonderful instance of the force and life that resides in him who possesses an intense faith in God and in the unseen world. He will always be regarded as one of those who have had that influence over the faith, morals and whole earthly life of their fellow men, which none but a really great man ever did, or can exercise; and whose efforts to propagate a great verity will prosper.

W. Montgomery Watt in 'Muhammad at Mecca,' Oxford, 1953.

His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as a leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems that it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.... Thus, not merely must we credit Muhammad with essential honesty and integrity of purpose, if we are to understand him at all; if we are to correct the errors we have inherited from the past, we must not forget the conclusive proof is a much stricter requirement than a show of plausibility, and in a matter such as this only to be attained with difficulty.

D. G. Hogarth in 'Arabia'

Serious or trivial, his daily behavior has instituted a canon which millions observe this day with conscious memory. No one regarded by any section of the human race as Perfect Man has ever been imitated so minutely. The conduct of the founder of Christianity has not governed the ordinary life of his followers. Moreover, no founder of a religion has left on so solitary an eminence as the Muslim apostle.

Washington Irving 'Mahomet and His Successors'

He was sober and abstemious in his diet and a rigorous observer of fasts. He indulged in no magnificence of apparel, the ostentation of a petty mind; neither was his simplicity in dress affected but a result of real disregard for distinction from so trivial a source.

In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints.

His military triumphs awakened no pride nor vain glory, as they would have done had they been effected for selfish purposes. In the time of his greatest power he maintained the same simplicity of manners and appearance as in the days of his adversity. So far from affecting a regal state, he was displeased if, on entering a room, any unusual testimonials of respect were shown to him. If he aimed at a universal dominion, it was the dominion of faith; as to the temporal rule which grew up in his hands, as he used it without ostentation, so he took no step to perpetuate it in his family.

James Michener in ‘Islam: The Misunderstood Religion,’ Reader’s Digest, May 1955, pp. 68-70.

"No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam. The West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the sword. But no modern scholar accepts this idea, and the Qur’an is explicit in the support of the freedom of conscience."

“Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word sensing his own inadequacy. But the Angel commanded ‘Read’. So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: "There is one God"."

“In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred and rumors of God 's personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, ‘An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being'."

“At Muhammad's own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the noblest speeches in religious history: ‘If there are any among you who worshiped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you Worshiped, He lives for ever'.”

Lawrence E. Browne in ‘The Prospects of Islam,’ 1944

Incidentally these well-established facts dispose of the idea so widely fostered in Christian writings that the Muslims, wherever they went, forced people to accept Islam at the point of the sword.

K. S. Ramakrishna Rao in 'Mohammed: The Prophet of Islam,' 1989

My problem to write this monograph is easier, because we are not generally fed now on that (distorted) kind of history and much time need not be spent on pointing out our misrepresentations of Islam. The theory of Islam and sword, for instance, is not heard now in any quarter worth the name. The principle of Islam that “there is no compulsion in religion” is well known.

Mogul Masjid in Bombay ,Srinagar,Jammu, Jalali,Herbertpur,Uttaranchal,West Bengal, Old Delhi, Punjab

White Mosque / Srinagar / J & K

Jama Mosque / Jalali / UP

Jama Mosque / Jammu / J & K

Jama Mosque / Herbertpur

Jama Mosque / Uttaranchal

Katra Mosque, Murshidabad, West Bengal

I have been here, and the specialty about this mosque is its corridors which from the other end looks never-ending.

Pataudi Mosque / Old Delhi

Jama Mosque / Chandigarh / Punjab

Mogul Masjid in Bombay - It was recently restored under the guidance of architect Reza Kabul.

From World Architecture News-

Mosque conceived of Iranian splendour receives a deserved touch-up

Mogul Mosque, constructed by an Iranian trader over a century ago, had
sadly lost its lustre with cracks forming in the 2'6" thick load
bearing walls, rotting wooden trusses and water damage as a result of

Tasked with repairing the grand structure was Architect Reza Kabul of
India with whom the enormity of the task was not lost. Much of the
structure had to be reconstructed. The Mangalore tiles were removed and
replaced, wooden trusses dismantled before being repaired and
re-erected and the walls were stitched by drilling holes through the
thick walls and placing mild steel plates across the cracks. These were
then bolted through & through the cracks and filled with araldite
in order to bind the cracks together. Finally, the walls were plastered.

The inner walls are clad with a combination of Onyx and granite with
inlay of several Surahs from the Divine Quran. Years of oil paint on
the wooden doors and windows was removed by the burn and scrap process.
Thereafter melamine polish was applied. The glass window panes were
replaced along with all the hardware.

The exterior was clad with Mosaic tiles brought from Iran with inlays
of the Surahs (verses) from the Divine Quran. Also imported from Iran
were the three tier crystal chandelier and the Persian carpets for the

To further maintain the originality of the mosque and retain the
Iranian heritage, the external facade of the mosaic/main door was clad
with Mosaic tiles from Iran featuring an art form widely practiced in
Iran. Due to the presence of leakages the pond (Hauz) too had to be
refurbished. The R.C.C. raft and retention wall were redone. The
fountain was made operational adding blue colour tiles thereby
enhancing the beauty of the Hauz.

The time taken for completion of the mosque to this stage was
approximately four years. This was mainly due to the fact that
materials had to be identified and then shipped in from various parts
of Iran. Having done that master artisans and expert labour also had to
be identified and brought in.

"The single minded drive behind the renovation, at all times was to
maintain the originality of the mosque and retain the Iranian
heritage," said Kabul. "And at all times what drove us on was the
understanding that the mosque is where one bows down in complete
humility to one’s Creator."

Sheikh Masjid at Karunagappally Kollam Kerala INDIA - Like famous Taj Mahal in Agra,Kerala, Agra, Old Delhi, West Bengal

Sheikh Masjid at Karunagappally Kollam Kerala INDIA - Like famous Taj Mahal in Agra

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Vaver Mosque / Kerala

Pearl Mosque / Agra Fort / Agra / UP

Historic Mosque / Old Delhi

Topkhana Mosque / Shantipur / West Bengal

Unknown Mosque / Kerala






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