Wikipedia: “The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Persian: مسجد-ا جہاں نما, Devanagari: मस्जिद जहान नुमा, the ‘World-reflecting Mosque’), commonly known as the Jama Masjid (Hindi: जामा मस्जिद, Urdu: جامع مسجد) of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “jāma masjid”. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deer skin.”
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Early morning at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque
The Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque originally featured in a previous post God is Greatest and later on in Early evening at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque 2.
This Mosque is close to a work friend’s heart and he really seemed to enjoy the last batch of photos I took.
Therefore, a recent 06:30 visit was called for as the sun was rising over the Overport and Sherwood valleys.
Delhi India – December 2011
This post about my visit to Delhi was inspired by another blog “Shankar Market, Old Delhi and the Weekend” – click, visit and see some more lovely photos with great colours.
Also see “Where the guys gives roses” by the same author.