Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal - India
Taj-ul-Masajid (literally: “the crown of mosques”, also spelt as Taj-ul-Masaajid and Taj-ul-Masjid) is a mosque situated in Bhopal, India. The mosque is also used as a madrasah (Islamic school) during the day time.It is one of the largest mosque in asia. A mosque called “Dhaai Siddi ki Maszid” is also near to “Taj-ul” and is smallest mosque in asia.
“Taj-ul-Masajid” literally means “The Crown of Mosques”. The construction of the mosque was initiated during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum (1844- 1860 and 1868-1901) of Bhopal (wife of Baqi Mohammad Khan) and continued to be built by her daughter Sultan Jahan Begum, till her lifetime. The mosque was not completed due to lack of funds, and after a long lay-off after the War of 1857, construction was resumed in 1971 by great efforts of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari of Bhopal. The construction was completed by 1985 and the entrance (eastern) gate was renovated grandly using ancient motifs from circa 1250 Syrian mosques by the contribution of the Emir of Kuwait to commemorate the memory of his departed wife.;
Address: Taj ul Masajid
Koh E Fiza, Bhopal,
Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
Map for Taj ul Masajid
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