Jama Masjid, Meerut

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  • listing ID: 55918

  • Added: 23/09/2022

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Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Meerut and was built by Hasan Mahmudi, a minister of Mahmood Ghaznavi, in 1019 AD and is well regarded as the first Masjid in North India and is also one of the oldest in the country. Since a number of Buddhist statuettes were found in the site during the digging, it is believed that the Jama Masjid was built on the site near the remains of the Buddhist temple. It is located in the Kotwali area of Meerut. The quadrangular structure has an open sky courtyard, the walls of the mosque have fine engravings and floral motifs. During the British rule, Muslims were called upon to be prepared for jihad against the British which would be initiated by Azad and Bari through the issue of fatwa. This episode took place where the Jama Masjid stands today, and hence played a role during the period of Indian struggle for Independence.

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