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Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Mecca Masjid
Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad is situated near Charminar. Mecca Masjid is the earliest as well as the largest of the all the mosques in the city. As many as 10,000 people are able to offer prayers here at the same time.

The history of the city tells us that Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah initiated the building of the Masjid in 1617 while the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb finished its construction in 1694. The Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad lies at a distance of only 100 yards from the very well known monument of Charminar.

There is quite a fascinating story behind the naming of this mosque. The people say that some of the bricks with which the mosque has been made were brought from Mecca. Therefore the name, Mecca Masjid has been given to it.

You will find 15 arches giving support to the hall of the Mecca Masjid. Three walls of this huge hall have each got five arches. This massive hall has a height of 75 feet, a width of 220 feet and a length of 180 feet. This dimension clearly shows you how it can house about 10,000 people together during prayers. You will be astonished to know that around 8000 workers were employed to build up this beautiful mosque. It took them as long as 77years to construct the mosque.

Thousands and thousands of sermons from the holy Quran were written on the arches of the Mecca Masjid. Whenever you go to the artificial pond over there, you will have a feeling of quietness and serenity. The mosque houses a museum in the courtyard that preserves ancient and holy relics. The hair of Prophet Mohammed has been preserved here.

You can avail the local transport within Hyderabad to go to the Mecca Masjid at Hyderabad.

Location of Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Mecca Masjid - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressLaad Bazaar Road, Khilwat, Charminar Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500002
Entry Fee :No entry fee
Note- The non-muslim are not allowed in masjid but they could enjoy the outside.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 4:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Photography allowed or notNot Allowed
Nearest railway stationHyderabad Decan Railway Station

Last Updated on : May 26, 2015