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History of Fatehpuri Masjid


One of the oldest mosques of Delhi, Fatehpuri Masjid was built in 1650 by Fatehpuri Begum, one of Shah Jahan's wives. The mosque is identified by a huge dome and imposing minarets.

History of Fatehpuri Masjid

It is believed that during the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857, Indian troops were stationed at Fatehpuri Masjid. During the mutiny, the British auctioned some parts of the mosque to a Hindu, Lala Chhanna Mal for Rs 19,000. In 1873 the British wanted to reclaim the mosque but Lala Chhanna Mal does not agree. However in 1876 the Fatehpuri Masjid was returned to the Muslims.

The mosque houses graves of Hazrat Nanoon Shah, Mufti Mohammad Mazhar, Maulana Muhammad Musharraf Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Sayeed and Shah Jalal. Hazrat Shah Jalal was a Khalifa. The room where is grave is housed is where he spent his life praying.

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