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Friday, June 1, 2012

Jamia Mosque in Srinagar, Kashmir

Jamia Masjid is the biggest  and important mosque  in Kashmir, known as one of the sacred shrines in Srinagar. It  is situated at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city    and was built  in 1400 AD. 

This mosque was built by Sultan Sikander, later expanded by his son, Zain-ul-Abideen. He also established an Islamic school near it. In 1479 AD, the mosque got damaged and destroyed thrice by fire and rebuilt each time.

This is during Eid Ul Fitr.
The area extends up to  384 feet by 381 feet and can  accommodate more than 33,333 people offering prayer at one time. There is a perfectly square garden in the middle and the mosque is surrounded by wide lanes on all the four sides. At the peak, about 100,000 people offer prayers together.
All these pictures were contributed by MFA before i visited Kashmir. 
The final restoration was done by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. From his time down to 1914, the mosque witnessed steady deterioration.  Its principal features are the 4 minars, covered by pyramidal roofs. The compound is divided by two paths, similar to the pattern of Mughal gardens.
The mihrab area
Hari Prabhat Fort also can be seen from here..
 The mihrab.
 The compound with fountain.
Green courtyard.
There are  370 wooden pillars in it. Another   feature  of the  mosque is  the peace and  tranquility inside it, standing out against the hustle bustle  of the old bazaars around it.
 
 

 

 

The attractions of this mosque  include beautiful    Indo-Saracenic   architecture, a  magnificent    courtyard with fountain. 
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Volume 1, Book 9, Number 481 :

Narrated by Yazid bin Al 'Ubaid
I used to accompany Salama bin Al-Akwa' and he used to pray behind the pillar which was near the place where the Quran's were kept I said, "O Abu Muslim! I see you always seeking to pray behind this pillar." He replied, "I saw Allah's Apostle always seeking to pray near that pillar."

18 comments:

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    1. cantik sangat. mmg akak bernazar solat di sini.. ALHAMDULILAH

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  2. memang cantik la masjid ni
    architecture dia pun unik kan
    dalam mimpi jela saya dapat solat dlm masjid ni :)

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    1. Indeed..cantik.

      laaa..nape pulak dalam mimpi je.. U kena pegi lahh..

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  3. acu suka tengok senibina masjid2 di oversea nie
    sebab senibina diaorang cantik & unik

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  4. sgt cantik kak.... binaan dgn segala detail2 ukiran lg lawa sgt2...

    *kak, kalu berminat nk tanya psl manik blh sms kt no dana 0137890798 atau blh msg kt fb dana tulip_putihdana@yahoo.com

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    1. mmg cantik sangat dana..

      ok,,nanti akak call you ye..

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  5. Salam, returning yr visit...:) Seronok jumpa gang jalan2 yg sama jugak.. hmmm... Kashmir..never been there.. Nice photos by the way... From the photos i notice that the buildings' architecture are interesting. Bnyk betol pillar dalam masjid tu ya...

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    1. seronok memang..kira sekepala.. berjalan merantau satu pengalaman.

      kashmir is paradise on earth.. worth kalau pergi sana...

      buildings dia memang cantik sangat..unique.

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  6. Bila tgk gambar gambar cantik kat sini..teringin nak pergi Kashmir :D

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    1. INSYALLAH you pasti boleh ke sana one fine day..

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  7. As salam Yan,

    Mmg cantik & unik masjid2 di Kashmir ni... Subhanallah :))

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    1. ALHAMDULLILAH. dah tua2 ni kan.. rasa nak berjalan je..

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  9. salam sis,

    Seronok tgk story sis pasal Kashmir. Hope dpt kesana soon.

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    1. haaahh.. baru i nampak yr comment. i dua'a u pun dapat ke sana nanti. INSYALLAH..

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