Islamic Religious Places

India has around 13.4% of Islam population, and it houses several beautiful and important mosques and Dargah. Here we have enlisted some of the most famous Muslim places of worship:

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Jama Masjid

This mosque is located in Delhi and was the last architectural grandeur by Shah Jahan. This mosque was built between 1644 and 1658. Jama Masjid towers over Old Delhi and has a capacity to hold around 25,000 people in its courtyard. Construction of this mosque commenced in the year 1644 and was completed by the year 1658 by 5000 artisans. Jama Masjid has three gateways and four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high and it is constructed of alternating strips of red sandstone and white marble.

 The mosque stands on a platform about 5 feet from the pavement of the terrace, while three flights of steps lead to the interior of the mosque from the east, north and south. The floor of the mosque is covered with white and black marble and is designed to look like a Muslim prayer mat. The architecture of Jama Masjid is a great amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture and it seems quiet similar to the designs of eminent Moti Masjid in Agra.

 Ajmer Sharif

This dargah is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan. It is also known by the name of Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti and it is one of the revered places not only in Rajasthan, but in entire India. This place is called as Ajmer Sharif and is one of the most frequented places. These devotees not only include Muslims, but also a large number of Hindus who follow the teachings of Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti and is popularly known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, who is considered as a preacher of humanity among the mankind.

 Nakhoda Masjid

It is located in the Burrabazar business district in Central Kolkatta, Nakhoda Masjid is a replica of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s mausoleum in Agra. This masjid is the most eminent mosque of Kolkatta. It is frequented by Muslims from across the country and even outside the country. It is an important pilgrimage in India. This place has a capacity to accommodate around 10,000 people at a time of Namaaz and during Muslim festivals. This place come alive during the time of Eid or any other festival of importance to Muslim. An exhibition takes place inside the mosque and it depicts the excellent piece of art and ornamentation.

Originally posted 2013-05-29 21:11:37.

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