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10 Magnificent Muslim Shrines In India

As per the statistics found in the Census report compiled in 2011, about 14.2% of the population in India are followers of Islam. Now, these numbers provided by the central government clearly suggest that Muslims form a significant part of the...
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Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid

Popularly known as “Tipu Sultan Masjid” is a Muslim shrine located in West Bengal known as the “Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque”. Known for its magnificent architecture and cultural heritage this mosque is located in Kolkata also known as “The City of Joy”....
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Nizamat Imambara

Constructed in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali in close proximity to the Bhagirathi River in West Bengal is a renowned Shia Imambra (i.e. a type of congregation hall) called Nizamat. This Imambara is located in the Murshidabad district. Historically...
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Katra Masjid

Constructed between 1723 and 1724 is a mosque in West Bengal known as Katra Masjid. This mosque comprising of the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan is situated in the Murshidabad district. Apart from being a mosque it is also considered to be an...
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Furfura Darbar Sharif

Also known as “Phurphura” is a village located in West Bengal known as Furfura Darbar Sharif. This popular pious Muslim village is situated in the Hooghly district in the Srirampore subdivision. This sacred village comprises of a mosque that has been...
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Haji Ali Dargah

Located in the southern part of Mumbai off the coast of Worli is a famous mosque/dargah called the “Haji Ali Dargah”. This dargah consist of the tomb of a wealthy Muslim merchant known as Sayed Peer Haji Ali Bukhari. It is also renowned for its...
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Sheikh Fariddudin Masjid

Dedicated to a Muslim saint Sheikh Fariddudin is a mosque/masjid situated in the state of Kerala known as Sheikh Fariddudin Masjid/Kanjiramattom Mosque. This “masjid” is located at a distance of about 25 km southeast of Kochi city in the Ernakulum...
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Pazhayangadi Masjid

Considered to one of the “most pious mosque” in Kerala is the Pazhayangadi Masjid. This “old” mosque is located in a city called Malappuram. This mosque is said to have been built in honour of an ardent devotee of Islam called Mohammad Shah who was...
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Cheraman Juma Masjid

Constructed by Malik Deenar, an Arab and a propagator of Islam is Muslim shrine in Kerala known as Cheraman Juma Masjid. This “Masjid” located in the Thrissur district is considered to be the first mosque ever to have been built in India. It was...
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Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Shreekurumba (Bhadrakali) is Hindu shrine located in Kerala known as Kodungallur Bhagvathy Temple. This temple also commonly referred to as “Kodungallur Amma” is situated in the Thrissur district. The idol of the main deity of...
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Palayam Juma Mosque

Officially known as “Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa” which means “world reflecting mosque” is a Muslim shrine in Kerala commonly known as Palayam Juma Mosque. This “masjid” is located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in close proximity to a church and a...
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Jamaat Masjid

Constructed approximately 600 years ago is a masjid/mosque located in Kerala known as the Jamaat Masjid. This “Muslim shrine” is situated in the Malappuram district. Apparently this mosque was first built by a Hindu carpenter in honour of Sufi saint...
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Thazhathangady Juma Masjid

Also known as “Taj Juma Masjid” is Muslim shrine located in Kerala known as Thazhathangady Juma Masjid. This “masjid” is located on the banks of the River Meenachil in the Kottayam district. Said to be over 1000 years old this mosque is considered to...
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Chempittapally Masjid

Literally meaning “a mosque of bronze” is an old Muslim shrine called Chempittapally Masjid in Kerala. This mosque is located in West Kochi in the Ernakulum district. It is also renowned for possessing a roof that has been decorated by “bronze”...
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Malik Dinar Masjid

Located in Kerala is an historical Muslim shrine founded by Malik Deenar, a close aide of Prophet Muhammad himself is a masjid/mosque called Malik Dinar.  This mosque considered to be an important “Islamic center” is located in the Kasaragod...
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Jamia Masjid

Constructed in 1394 AD by “Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri” is a mosque in Jammu and Kashmir called Jamia Masjid. This masjid is located in a town called Nowhatta in the Srinagar district. Apparently it was Mir Mohammad Hamadani, son of Mir...
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Hazratbal Shrine

“Respected place” is what the renowned Muslim shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir called Hazratbal literally means. This shrine considered to be the most “sacred” in Kashmir is situated in the Srinagar district. Apparently this shrine according to...
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