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Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the oldest mosque of the capital city of Hyderabad that lies a few yards away from the graceful Char Minar. The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad was constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1597.

The Jama Masjid is a popular mosque of Hyderabad and the majestic white towers of the mosques can be seen from far. The Jama Masjid is considered to be an ideal example of Muslim architecture. The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad attracts a large number of Muslim devout every year.

The religious edifice of Jama Masjid in Hyderabad epitomizes Hyderabad as well as marks its 400 years of history. It is believed that the founder of the city, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah built the Jama Masjid of Hyderabad after completing the most impressive symbol of Hyderabad, the Charminar. There was a school as well as a monastery inside the premises of the Jama Masjid in Hyderabad. With years the school and the monastary vanished.

The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the biggest and the oldest mosques in Hyderabad that stands beside an ancient Turkish bath. Jama Masjid is the center of Daa'wah program which is held within the Andra Pradesh state periodically. The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad is also known as the 'Markaz'. After the Maghrib prayers, a Muslim devout in large numbers accumulate in the Jama Masjid every Sunday. The Mecca Masjid and the Golconda fort lies at a close vicinity to the Hyderabad Jama Masjid.

Last Updated on 16 July 2013