Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)

Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)

Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
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Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal, commissioned this mosque in 1644. It remains the largest mosque in India.
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ade
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Most commercial mosque I’ve ever visited.. wore a long dress but the entrance folks said not appropriate and had to pay for this hideous smelly gown which was ridiculously hot … complete scam for 5 minute look into the mosque which isn’t big and tourists are allowed to enter the prayer section. The courtyard floor was very hot as we went in the afternoon to walk in bare feet (you need to remove shoes in mosque) and upon exiting they ask for more money for looking after your shoes!! Am utterly disgusted with such behaviour at a place of religious worship .. pleas skip this place - ud not have missed anything out.. the outside looks far better than the interior …
Written 15 April 2022
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
One of the most famous places in Delhi, Jama Masjid is located very near to Red Fort and is an example of beautiful Mughal architecture. One needs to take off his shoes before entering. There is also a huge market around the Mosque.
Written 9 May 2021
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Bidule05
France778 contributions
May 2020
We visited the beautiful Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India. It is located in the heart of Old Delhi and represents the reveals the splendor of the Mughal dynasty.
We were impressed by this beautiful red sandstone and white marble monument with its two 40 meter high minarets and bulbous domes.
From the esplanade, we saw a large courtyard with basins where the faithfuls do their ablution before praying.
To visit the mosque, we had to take off shoes, cover our arms/legs and respect the silence.
A sumptuous and dazzling mosque!
Written 20 April 2021
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SRKTB
New Delhi, India179 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
It is one of the largest mosque of India. built by Shah Jahan & constructed with red sandstone and white marble
Written 15 December 2020
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Mohd Istekhar
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Oct 2020 • Friends
One of the Care taker of Jama Masjid of Ziyarat area was very rude Today. May Allah guide all of us. If you are seeing this comment please dont take it in a wrong way.

If a Non Muslim or less aware Muslim is not using most sophisticated words for Islam or Prophet (SAW) . That may be due to lack of knowledge. So, our duty as ummah is to correct them in best way at first.

You guys are our representatives kind of. Because you interact with many people every day as a More practising Muslim and close to Muhammad (SAW) character.

Thanks,
Written 11 October 2020
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Yolanda
Madrid, Spain87 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
They are very racist at the door. They just want money from you if you have white skin. They don't even know if you are a resident of India or a Muslim... In the moment they see your face they ask for money and there is not any place written that foreigners have to pay. The only sign is about if you go inside with a camera or phone you have to pay, they don't mention your nationality or religion. However, I repeat, they charge just to foreigners. This is call RACISM and DISCRIMINATION.
It's a shame because Islam doesn't teach to be greedy. The mosque is a place for praying, not to make business!
The people in charge of the administration of the Jama Masjid should be ashamed!
Written 30 August 2020
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,202 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice start to a visit of Chandni Chowk. The mosque is right next to the old city centre. The building itself is quite nice, but not extraordinary. Great place to watch people, especially in the streets around the mosque. You need to take of your shoes and have to pay a small fee for taking in cameras.
Written 19 July 2020
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany390 contributions
Sep 2019
It is our first stop in our New Delhi trip. It is located int he middle of the city and the mosque is elevated that you need to take the stairs. They also have a security check so it is best not to have a bag with you for easy entry.

To enter the mosque, you need to take off your shoes. Either you enter barefoot or with socks. We were told that we can use the hotel slippers so some brought it.

You also need to think about what to wear as sleeveless shirt and shorts are not allowed. I suggest you bring extra clothes with you (if you want) to conform with the rules. Although scarfs and garments are available at the entrance for free, I suggest you bring your own for hygienic purposes!

The mosque is really big and impressive. The color is also nice. Although it is a warm day, the stones are not really hot. You are free to roam around and explore.
Written 8 July 2020
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dhen
Los Gatos784 contributions
Feb 2020
Enjoyed our visit and taking photographs. Good for a short visit. In the middle of a bustling area that was interesting to walk through. Visited on a tour and because of the crowds and traffic glad we weren't negotiating the logistics of getting to and from there.
Written 22 June 2020
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SAROJ8585
Bokaro Steel City, India1,500 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Jama masjid is the largest mosque of India in Delhi.It is one of the important historical monuments of India built during the rule of mughals in India.It is located just opposite to the famous the red fort.Its courtyard has the capacity to hold nearly 25000 worshipers.
Written 30 May 2020
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