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Aligarh’s Jama Masjid is very special, seeing its structure you will immediately remember Taj Mahal!


Wasim Ahmed/Aligarh: The university of Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh is famous all over India. We are talking about Aligarh Muslim University. There is also a mosque in this university, which is called Jama Masjid. The construction of this Jama Masjid started in 1879 and was completed in 1915. It is said that there are many similarities between Aligarh Muslim University’s Jama Masjid (AMU Jama Masjid), Taj Mahal and Delhi’s Shahi Jama Masjid. For example, when someone enters the Taj Mahal, beautiful calligraphy adorns all four corners. Many verses of the Holy Quran can be seen engraved in black calligraphy on the white marble. Similar calligraphy is also seen in the Jama Masjid of Aligarh Muslim University.

The mosque of Aligarh Muslim University is very special
Not just Taj Mahal. The mosque of Aligarh Muslim University looks very similar to the Jama Masjid of Delhi. The design of both is the same. Giving information, Rahat Abrar, former public relations officer of Aligarh Muslim University, says that Delhi’s Jama Masjid is one of the tallest symbols of the Mughal era. The belief of the Muslims of India regarding this is well known. With this they also connect themselves emotionally.

Whose grave is buried in this mosque?
When it was built, it was the golden period of the Mughal era. After Jama Masjid, many mosques across the country were built keeping its design in mind. If you ever go to Aligarh, you will be surprised to see that the mosque built there in the AMU campus is completely similar to the Jama Masjid of Delhi. The design of both is the same. In its northern part, AMU’s founder Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was buried after his death on 27 March 1898. In fact, on the instructions of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the mosque of AMU was built like the Jama Masjid of Delhi.

first published : May 13, 2024, 6:41 pm IST

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