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AMU Jama Masjid, Aligarh

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Jama Masjid of Aligarh

Sabit khan's real name was Jafar Beg and the title of Sabit Khan Bahadur Jang was conferred upon him by Farrukh Siyar. He was reputedly very liberal towards the poor. Sabit Khan took an active interest in the construction of buildings at Kol. The fort of Sabitgarh, the tomb of Allah Bakhsh (1717), reconstruction of the present Jama Masjid of the city (1724), the funding of the Harduaganj market, repairs of Jama Masjid at Jalali (1724) and of the old fortress of Kol, the extension of the shrine of Shah Faiyaz of Atrauli and the construction of a tank which was linked with the Jama Masjid of the Aligarh city through an underground channel may be cited as some of the important works to his credit. The Jama Masjid itself is a monument of great architectural merit. The mosque stands at the summit of the Balai Qila, the highest point of the city, so that it is visible from all the sides. It is an impressive and elegant monument of the district Aligarh. According to the author of Akbar-ul-Jmal, Raje Muhammad (1740), the mosque was originally constructed by Qutubuddin Aibek, following his conquest of Kol. It was restored or renovated by Iltimush, Nasiruddin Muhammad, Muhammad bin Tughlaq and finally reconstructed by Sabit Khan. But truly speaking, barring its site, there is hardly anything now in the mosque suggestive of its association with earlier periods.
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  • The AMU Jama Masjid, replica of Delhi Jama Masjid; was built by its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It is close to SS Hall of AMU and other major attractions. In front of the mosque is Wellingdon... 
    The AMU Jama Masjid, replica of Delhi Jama Masjid; was built by its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. It is close to SS Hall of AMU and other major attractions. In front of the mosque is Wellingdon...  more »
  • A magnificent mosque to offer salat. Every one who visit Aliagrh must go to see this mosque and offer salat 
    A magnificent mosque to offer salat. Every one who visit Aliagrh must go to see this mosque and offer salat  more »

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