Taj ul Masajid, Bhopal
"Taj-ul-Masajid" literally means "The Crown of Mosques". The construction of the mosque was started by Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal (1868-1901). However, the mosque was not completed due to lack of funds, and after a long lay-off, construction was resumed in 1971 by great efforts of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari & Syed Hashmat Ali of Bhopal.
Masjid Tipu Khan
Masjid Tipu Khan was built by Late Nawab Tipu Khan Bahadur (a high ranking official, adviser and taught Horse Riding to H.E.H The Nizam VI Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur). This Masjid is more than 100 years old by his own income and donated in God's name.
This Masjid is the Jamia Masjid has a Mutawalli headed by Wajahat Ahmed Khan (Great Grand son Mahboob Begum Sahiba) as President under the supervision of Dr.Mumtaz Ali Khan Afzal and comprising other family members and legal descendants of Mahboob Begum Sahiba including, Abdul Majeed khan, Abdul Gaffar Khan and Rafiq-ur-Rahman Khan.
Late Nawab Tipu Khan Bahadur also built 6 Mosques, Madarsas in Hyderabad/Secunderabad and the first Travellers Waiting Rooms near Nampally Railway Station known as "Tipu Khan Saraai" for free stay and food to any traveller for 3 days irrespective of caste or community. He was one of very few Noblemen who never aspired for name and fame but donated generously to the poor and needy masses. Its high time the Government of A.P protect it, declare it heritage property, install proper illummination and unveil his name plate on the bridge and recognise this great personality. --- Wajahat Ahmed Khan (Great Grandson of Late Nawab Tipu Khan Bahadur Sahab)
Quwwathul Islam Masjid
Constructed before 200 years as per records in first Historic Magazine "Peromkotta Nadu" Juma Masjid registered around 400 families in this Mahallu. Location 3Km from Malappuram City. Kadalundi River side. Muringekkal Kadavu Thookku Palam connects betwen Peringottupulam and Malappuram Municipality. Kottumala Aboobacker Musliar and Eminent scholar Muringekkal Komu Musliar spend life this villege. Kiliyamnnil Alavi Kutti Haji and Avulan Kutty Hajee were eminent Personalities in Umara.
Jamia Masjid Raushan-Ud-Daulah
Jamia Masjid Raushan-Ud-Daulah is a historical Qutub Shahi Mosque which was in deserted condition since a long time. But in the year 2002 it was again colonized by Janab Sufi Mohammed Mahboo Shareef Sahab Qiblah (nephew of Mufti Maulana Abdul Jaleel Sahab RA) (Fazil Jamia Nizamia) and father of Maulana Hafez Mohammed Subhan Shareef Chishti Sahab (Kamil Jamia Nizamia) and by Mohammed Badshah Shareef Sahab. It's a Wakf Notified Property published under A.P Gazette.
Jama Masjid Bela
Jama Masjid Bela of total area about more than 4550 sq.ft. situated in a small VILLAGE (on Hinganghat-Wardha highway Road) Know as BELA(WELA).
The old name of this masjid is Patel Masjid Bela from the name of Hazrat Nyamatullah Patel Rahematullah Alaihe.According to our old grand parents,He was the first person who came in Bela and spread ISLAM in 15th century.In other words he was the founder of this masjid.The mazar(grave) of Hazrat Nyamatullah Patel Rahematullah Alaihe is present in south-east corner of land belongs to Masjid. An old well is present close to the mazar at the center of vacant land of masjid.
This Masjid is reconstructed in 1985 to 1997 with cement concrete material on the same place where the old masjid was stand.
During the construction all Muslim belongs to this Masjid was come together to do physical help & works. Because of weak economic condition of this Muslim community completion of Masjid required more time.And also now a days most of work like Domb(Gumbad),Minar & Wall compound is incomplete.But also now Masjid is very stong & ready to offer prayer for Muslims.
Main thing is that IMAM (Shiekh Amanathusain Dulamiyan) has leads the prayer in this Masjid from 40 years without any payment & at the same Masjid in every generation the IMAM was belongs to his own relation prior to him.
Hujra Masjid, Lakshadweep
This Masjid is built by Mohammed Khasim Valiyullahi in 17th Century. This is located on a hill at Kavaratti. This is a beautiful masjid with ornate ceiling and this masjid has no Minarets. Mohammed Khasim Valiyullahi's Maqbara is located inside Hujra Wall.
Banglay Wali Masjid, Nizamuddin
This is the world center for dawah and tabligh work. Jamaats from all over the world arrive here. The work of dawah is spread in more than 250 countries of the world with famous personalities like maulana saad sahab, maulana zubair ul hasan sahab, hazrat ibraheem dewlah sahab, etc and other akabireen of dawah work
Masjid Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia
This mosque is adjacent to the tomb of Nizamuddin Aulia, a saint from 14th century. The mosque, also called the jama't khana, was constructed by the Tughlaq kings in 14th century.
The dargah of Nizamuddin is also visited by a large number of devotees who can be Muslim, Hindu and from all other sects.
Moti Masjid, Bhopal
The Moti Masjid is situated in the heart of the Bhopal city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is also known as the Pearl Mosque. A well - known landmark of Bhopal, Moti Masjid was built in 1860 under the order and instruction of Sikandar Jehan Begum, the renowned daughter of Qudisiya Begum. The impressive structure is beautifully designed and resembles the Jama Masjid of Delhi in its architecture and patterns.
The 19th century Moti Masjid in Bhopal stands majestically in brick red color and has a white - marble facade that has enhanced the pristine beauty of the edifice. Two small cupolas adorn the top of the Moti Masjid of Bhopal. Two dark - red spires or minarets stand free on either side and are adorned with bright golden spikes. The call to prayer for the faithful followers of Islam is given from the top of the minarets. The minarets of Bhopal Moti Masjid are considered as the 'gate from heaven and earth'.
Sikandar Jehan Begum was a liberated women and an enthusiastic crusader, being flexible to new ideas. The begums of 19 th century Bhopal constructed many beautiful monuments and Moti Masjid is an example from the glorious chapter of Bhopal Begums in history.
Khanjahan Masjid, Ahmedabad
The Khan Jahan Masjid dates to the early 16th century. Divided into seven bays, it has minarets at extreme ends. Khan Jahan was actually Rai Mandlik, King of Junagadh, who converted after Mahmud Begada took over the kingdom. He is said to have served Begada for a couple of years.
Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest Masjids in Hyderabad and one of the biggest in India. Mecca Masjid is a listed heritage building located close to the historic landmarks of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and Laad Bazaar. Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah commissioned bricks to be made from earth brought from Mecca and inducted them into the construction of the central arch of the Masjid, which explains its name.
Mecca Masjid was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah, the 6th Qutub Shahi Sultan of Hyderabadwhat the magnificent edifice we see today.
Like many other ancient buildings in the city, the masjid is an awe-inspiring granite giant. The main hall of the masjid is 75 feet high, 220 feet wide and 180 feet long, big enough to accommodate ten thousand worshippers at a time. Fifteen graceful arches support the roof of the main hall, five on each of the three sides. A sheer wall rises on the fourth side to provide mehrab. The three arched facades have been carved from a single piece of granite, which took five years to quarry. More than 8,000 workers were employed to build this grand masjid. Muhammed Qutub Shah himself laid the foundation stone of the masjid. “It is about 50 years since they began to build a splendid pagoda in the town which will be the grandest in all India when it is completed. The size of the stone is the subject of special accomplishment, and that of a niche, which is its place for prayer, is an entire rock of such enormous size that they spent five years in quarrying it, and 500 to 600 men were employed continually on its work. It required still more time to roll it up on to conveyance by which they brought it to the pagoda; and they took 1400 oxen to draw it”, said Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, the French explorer, in his travelogue.
As the tourist gets past the main gateway and enters a huge plaza, a large man-made pond of bluish waters greets him. On the edge of the pond are two stone and slab benches and whoever sits on them, according to legend, returns to sit on them again. A room in the courtyard is believed to house the hair of the Islamic prophet Muhammed. At the peak of the minarets flanking the masjid is an arched gallery and above that a smallish dome and a spire. Inscriptions from the Quran adorn many of the arches and doors. The main structure of the masjid is sandwiched between two massive octagonal columns hewn out of a single piece of granite. The cornices running around the entire mosque structure and the floral motifs and friezes over the arches remind the tourist of the great attention paid to detail in Qutub Shahi architecture. They have a close resemblance to the ones the tourist sees on the arches at Charminar and Golkonda fort.
Though an overview of the masjid yields a picture of a massive rectangular granite monolith, closer scrutiny discloses the sculptural excellence of this axis of Muslim faith and of the parts that constitute its sum. If the tourist can deflect his gaze from the sheerness of the façade, everything from the cornices, the alcoves, the balconies to the parapets and the sundry, reveals an unparalleled aesthetic brilliance. Look at the cornice running on the four sides of the masjid, you will find 25 windows which have awnings positioned between the consoles.
On the four sides of the roof of the main masjid are ramparts made up of granite planks in the shape of inverted conches perched on pedestals. From the cornice of the masjid, its minarets are not as high as the minarets on the mazaar (Nizams’ tombs) haven from their cornice. The octagonal columns have arched balconies on level with the roof of the masjid with an awning for a canopy above which the column continues upwards till it is crowned by a dome and spire.
As the tourist enters the great courtyard of the masjid, to his left he will find an exquisitely graceful, rectangular, arched and canopied building housing the marble graves of Asaf Jahi rulers. This structure came up during the rule of the Asaf Jah rulers. It contains the tombs of the Nizams and their family. At both ends of this resting place for the Asaf Jahs and very much a part of it, are two rectangular blocks with four minarets each. These minarets have elegant and circular balconies with low ornamental walls and arches. Above them is an octagonal inverted platter from which the rest of the minaret soars till it is arrested by a dome and a spire. This mazaar sanctuary is in reality a far greater specimen of architectural sophistication than the principal masjid and proclaims the artistic penchant of the Asaf Jahis.
Jama Masjid, Mallepally
One the biggest and oldest masjid in Hyderabad.
It is a center of Daa'wah program in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is also called as "The MARKAZ", and every sunday there is a congregation of muslims after the Maghrib prayers.Specially in the month of ramadan, in this masjid people come from all over the world to explore the knowledge of islam,this is the prime station for all the people who come is jamats.
Jamia Masjid, Bhatkal
Bhatkal is the coastal town where light of Islam reached through companions of prophet and is one of the oldest habitat of Muslims in India along with Thane in Maharashtra and Kodungallur in Kerala.
The Masjid featured here was built in 851 Heigra as per the inscription. Till recently the dome of this masjid adoned a Kalasa made of solid gold which gave it a nick name of Chinnada Palli (meaning Golden Masjid) amongst local non-Muslims.
The Masjid has a capacity of approximately 10,000 worshippers in its three floors and basement.