The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It is also known as the Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (World-reflecting Mosque). It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Around 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard at a time and it is sometimes referred to as India's largest mosque. The mosque is commonly known as "Jama" meaning Friday. The construction of the mosque was completed back in 1656. It is at a walking distance from the Old Delhi Railway station.
The Makkah Masjid is one of the oldest mosques, and is located in Hyderabad, Telangana in India. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, ordered that bricks be made from the soil brought from Mecca (the holiest site of Islam) and the central arch of the mosque was built using them, thus giving the mosque its name. The mosque can accommodate around 10000 worshippers at a time. Legends say that there are two stone and slab benches on the edge of the pond, whoever sits on them, returns to sit on them.
Taj-ul Masajid is one of the largest mosques in Asia. The name synonyms with " Crown of Mosques". It is located in Bhopal. The mosque can accommodate upto 175000 worshippers. It used to organize an annual three-day congregation that draws people from all over the world called Aalmi Tablighi Ijtima.
Bara Imambara is an imambara(a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari) complex in Lucknow, India. It consists of the bhul-bhulaiya (the labyrinth), the large Asfi mosque, and bowli, a step well with running water. Legends say there are many underground tunnels(passageways) from the mosque that lead to a location near the Gomti river, Faizabad , Allahabad and even to Delhi. Many of the tunnels have now been blocked due log disuse and also fear of people going missing during exploration of these tunnels.
The Jama Masjid also known as the Jami Masjid or "Friday Mosque" is one of the largest mosques in India. The Mosque was built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1648. The Masjid is located in Agra and can be seen opposite the Agra fort ,overlooking the Agra Fort Railway Station. The mosque is built of red sandstone with intricate white marble decorations. The Masjid is decorated with carvings, paintings, inlaid stones and glazed tiles.
The Jamali-Kamali Mosque is located in Mehrauli, Delhi, India. It comprises of two monuments names a mosque and a tomb of two people namely Jamali and Kamali. Jamali is known to be Sufi saint during the 16th century while Kamali's antecedents are not known. The mosque thus gained the name Jamali-Kamali as there tomb is placed next to each other and adjacent to the mosque. The mosque is currently part of the Archeological Village complex in Mehrauli, Delhi. Friday prayers are prohibited here as it's under the category of "non-living heritage structures". There are many who believe the place to be haunted as many claim to have been slapped by invisible forces and also claim to have heard voices from the adjoining caves.
Quwwat Ul Islam Mosque
Quwwat Ul Islam Mosque means Might of Islam, is known to be the first mosque built in Delhi after the Islamic conquest of India and the oldest surviving example of Ghurids architecture in Indian subcontinent. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk(Slave dynasty). As per a Persian inscriptions on the inner eastern gateway of the mosque, it was built by the parts taken from twenty-seven Hindu and Jain temples destroyed by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. To the west of the Quwwat ul-Islam mosque is the tomb of Iltutmish which was built by the monarch in 1235.
The Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra,India. The Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan commissioned to built the Taj Mahal to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal and it is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex. It also has a mosque, a guest house and is bounded on three side by a floral garden. The Taj Mahal had been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 as it is considered as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". The Taj Mahal sees 7–8 million visitors a year
Nagina Masjid also known as the Jewel Mosque is also a monument built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is constructed from pure white marble. The mosque was built specially for the ladies of the Royal Family. There used to be a Mina Bazar down the road from the mosque and the royal ladies could buy items from the balcony of the mosque.
Jammu & Kashmir
Hazratbal Masjid is a shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir also means the Majestic Palace. The mosque is home to a relic(Moi-e-Muqaddas) , which is believed to be the hair of Muhammad by many Kashmiri Muslims. The mosque is located on the left bank of the Dal Lake, Srinagar. The legends says the the relic was first brought to India by Syed Abdullah, a purported descendant of Muhammad.