The Muslim community in Hyderabad, which was a Muslim rules state, developed a distinctive culture which they could preserve very well because of the Deccan Plateau sheltering it from the turmoil in the North. It was during the Qutub Shahi dynasty and later the Asaf Jahi dynasty of the Nizams that a distinctive Muslim culture of Hyderabad grew. The city still carries the oriental glory, that speaks of the golden days of the Indo Muslim culture prevalent there.
The mosques in Hyderabad are one of the most amazing spectacles in the city. Reflecting perfectly an Indo-Islamic pattern of architecture, these are amazing buildings that still speak of the rich history of Hyderabad. Though only five centuries old, the city of Hyderabad enjoyed a wave of monumental building activities like the mosques, the Qutub Shahi tombs, the Charminar along with the beautiful majestic mosques, built specially during the reign of the Qutub Shahis.
The Different Mosques in Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid- this mosque is one of the biggest mosques in South India which can accommodate almost 10,000 people. Though the foundation stone was laid down by Sultan Mohammed, it was completed by Mughul emperor Aurangazeb.
Jami Masjid- The Jami masjid in Hyderabad along with the Toli masjid are pretty small and elegantly built structures. The Jami Masjid was built by Munahhem Quli Shah in the year 1592.
Chote Hazrat ki Dargah- this Dargah in Hyderabad, as old as the time of the Asif Jahis was built in the memory of Hazrat Ali, the son in law of the prophet, Mohammed.
It is one of the most significant pilgrimage centers for the Muslims in Hyderabad.
There are a number of mosques in Hyderabad apart from the above mentioned ones. These are Hayat bakshi begums, Main Mishk masjid, Mushirabad Masjid, To know in details about each of these mosques of Hyderabad, please visit the links.
Make sure you come and visit the whimsical mosques in Hyderabad, symbol of the Muslim supremacy that prevailed there for centuries.