THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID
THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID
THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID
THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID

THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID

THE MOTI (PEARL) MUSJID
  • The passion and love the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had for constructing Musjids is no secret. The 17th century Moti (Pearl) Musjid is yet another illustration of this. Situated northwest of the palace, the Musjid is located at the highest point within the Agra Fort complex. Its construction is a display of extraordinary Mughal architectural design featuring a red sandstone exterior which has been designed in such a unique manner, that it gives the impression of being a three-storey building. The interior on the other hand, is built entirely out of pure white marble making it a sight to behold. 

  • The Musjid has three entrances; to the north, south and east. The eastern gateway is considered the main entrance and it is approached by an open flight of stairs from either side. The north and south gateways have closed double-vaulted staircases leading to the Musjid. The central courtyard contains a square marble tank and a sundial in the shape of an octagonal marble pillar. The Musjid also has three elegant marble domes and six minarets. The Musjid was completed in 1655, taking seven years to build. 

  • The Musjid is to be accounted for by, “its proportion, the valuable building materials used and its cohesive harmony which is the hallmark of the best Mughal architecture”.

DARUL ULOOM DEOBAND

Musjid Rasheed Named after the city of its origin, the north Indian town of Deoband, the madrasa was founded in 1867 by Moulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi and Moulana Qasim Nanautvi.  The objective of its establishment was to preserve Muslim identity and heritage in the...

THE CHERAMAN JUMA MUSJID

Believed to date as far back as 700 C.E, the Musjid is regarded as India’s first and oldest Musjid. It is known as the Malik Dinar or Cheraman Musjid.  There are differing oral traditions as to how it came into being. One narrative suggests that the ruler of Kerala...

JAMA MUSJID OF BHARUCH

The oldest Musjid in the province of Gujarat is the Jama Musjid of Bharuch which was completed in the early 14th century CE. Located at the base of Bharuch Fort, it was constructed from the remains of the Jain Temple which was located on that site. After conquering...
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