Tag Archives: Islam Holy Places in India

Quwwat-ul-Islam (Qutb Mosque), New Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam (Qutb Mosque), Near Qutb Minar, New Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam is a unique example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic art. The name of the mosque literally means ‘Might of Islam’. It is also known as the Qutb Mosque or the Great Mosque of Delhi and was the first to be constructed in Delhi after the Islamic invasion in India. This mosque was built by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak, the founder …

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Jama Masjid New Delhi: Biggest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Colossal, surreal and beautiful, the mighty edifice of Jama Masjid is impressive enough to make you sit up and take notice of this sprawling edifice. The last architectural venture of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid holds the reputation of being the biggest mosque in India. Located in Delhi, besides the famous Red Fort, Jama Masjid derives its name from …

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Jamali Kamali Masjid, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Jamali Kamali Masjid, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Jamali Kamali Masjid is put up within the Archaeological Village complex in Mehrauli and houses a mosque and a tomb. Esteemed highly for its sanctimonious import, this mosque has been named after the Sufi saint Shaikh Fazlullah, better known as Jalal Khan or Jamali. The identity of Kamali, however, remains shrouded in mystery. Although the edifice was constructed in 1528-1529, …

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Ajmer Sharif: Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja

Ajmer Sharif

Islamism, Sufism and the Sufi tradition – all of them teaches us one thing – the message of peace, submission, surrender and obedience to Almighty God. Ajmer Sharif, better known to the world as Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja, is one of the most revered destinations for the theists, the ultimate place for spiritual redemption. The revered tomb of Hazrat …

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Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is one of the classic instances of religious vandalism, an outstanding example of an edifice built over the ruins of Jain temples. This famous mosque, situated on the border of Ajmer, is an inimitable example of primitive Indo-Islamic architecture. Constructed by Muhammad Ghori, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra has a slew of interesting legends to its name. …

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