Masjids in Delhi

The capital city of India has witnessed the Mughal rule, Sultanate period and various other Muslim rulers of yester years who have constructed some memorable designs of art and culture in form of mosques and forts in Delhi. These beautiful and historical mosques are famous for their fine arts and visitors from all over the world visit every year and pay their homage.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Old DelhiThe imperious and beautiful Jama Masjid is one of the Architectural gifts to Delhi by Shah Jahan. It is considered as one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but all over India. 

The mosque stands right opposite to the Red Fort on a hillock in the walled city of Old Delhi and it took 5000 top expert workers in the field of construction to construct this magnificent structure in six years.

The construction of Jama Masjid was completed in 1658. It has two 40 m high minarets, four angle towers and three gateways.  The main entrance gate to Jama Masjid is on the eastern most side, which is opposite to the Red Fort as it was earlier used by the emperors too for praying. The mosque has finely decorated intricate designs and also has verses from the Holy book of Quran.

The square courtyard of the mosque can accommodate 25,000 people at a Friday prayer session. The top of the minarets gives a beautiful bird’s eye view of Delhi.

Address: Off Netaji Subhash Marg, west of Red Fort
Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar
Entry Fee: Free
Photography: Rs. 200
Distance from Delhi Airport to Jama Masjid: 18 kms
Timings: 7am to Noon, 1.30pm to 6.30pm.
(Tourists not allowed during prayer hours)

Nizam-ud-din Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah DelhiThe tomb of the famous Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya was built on the way from Humayun's tomb. Nizamuddin Dargah is counted among the world’s most renowned Sufi saints. The Dargah has a well preserved tank inside the premises which is surrounded by many other tombs. 

It is said that there was a major controversy between the saint and the rulers of Tughlakabad over building up this tank.

The saint had then cursed that the city of Tughlakabad will never flourish and so did it happen. The shrine also has the grave of Jahanara, the daughter of Shah Jahan and the tomb of Amir Khusru. 

The beautiful Hazrat Nizamuddin tomb has lattice screens in the premises called jalis, courtyards and marble arches. With a belief that their wishes would be granted, the devotees tie red threads to these screens.

Address: Old Nizamuddin Bazaar, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: JLN metro station
Distance from Delhi Airport to Nizamuddin Dargah: 16.86 Km
Timings: Any time (best time to visit: 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm)

Fatehpuri Masjid

The Fatehpuri Masjid is located at thFatehpuri Masjid Delhie western most end of Chandni Chowk of Old Delhi. The mosque was built by Fatehpuri Begum, one of Shah Jahan’s wives in the year 1650. 

Red sand stones have been used to build this beautiful mosque which is surmounted by a single dome.

The traditional and fine designs of the mosque include the beautiful towering minarets with a prayer hall inside. 

Though the mosque is considered as an important shrine for Muslims all over the world but it was built with very poor quality raw materials. All Muslim festivals are celebrated in Fatehpuri Masjid with great enthusiasm.

Address: Khari Baoli Road, Chandni Chowk,
Fatehpuri, Delhi - 110006
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Distance from Delhi Airport to Fatehpuri Masjid: 17 Km
Timings: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb Delhi

Jamali Kamali Masjid started during Babur's rule in about 1528 and was finished by 1535-36 during Humayun's reign. The Masjid was later renovated by INTACH, which is an autonomous cultural organisation. 

The mosque area comprises of two monuments adjacent to each other, one is the tomb and the other is the mosque, it is dedicated to two namely, Jamali and Kamali.

Jamali was the other name of Sufi saint Shaikh Fazlullah, he was also known as Jalal Khan. The saint led a prodigious life and lived right from Sikander Lodi's reign, during the famous battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur and he died during the Humayun reign. Kamali on the other hand was an unknown person associated with Jamali but his antecedents were not established.

There is also a small tomb inside the premise and it lies right behind the mosque. The tomb has richly ornamented ceiling and walls and is covered with tiles of various patterns and hues.  The beautiful and spacious lawns of Jamali Kamali Masjid also make it a popular picnic spot for many Delhites.

Address: Archeological Village complex, Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110030
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar
Distance from Delhi Airport to Jamali Kamali Masjid - 13 kms
Timings: From Sunrise to Sunset

Khirki Masjid

The Khirki masjid Delhi was built in 1380 by Khan-i-jahan Junan Shah, who was the prime minister of the the Sultan of Delhi, Feroze Shah Tughlaq (1351 - 1388). The name of the mosque was given because of its exquisite windows or khirkis.

Gordon Risley Hearn in his The Seven Cities of Delhi in 1906) has described the mosque as ‘a very fine one’.  

The Khirkis in the outer walls are closed by heavy sand stone grilles.

Address: Press Enclave Marg, Malviya Nagar
Delhi -110017
Nearest Metro Station: Saket
Distance from Delhi Airport to Khirki Masjid - 17 kms
Timings: 5 AM - 6 PM

The list of some other important Masjids in Delhi include:
  • Jama Masjid
    Nr Petrol Pump, Khureji Khas, Delhi - 110051
    Timings: Monday: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Tuesday - Sunday: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm

  • Ghulam Mustafa Naimi
    Rajeev Ngr, Khajuri Khas, Delhi – 110094
    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm

  • Moulana RehmatullMoulana Imran
    Masjid 3962/M, Gali Barna Wali, Sadar Bazar
    Delhi - 110006
    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm

  • Jamia Faizan E Siddique
    Khushal Park Loni, C- Blk Khajuri Pusta Rd
    Loni, Ghaziabad – 201102

  • Masjid umar
    16/2 Madanpur Khadar, Near Bikaner Sweet
    MOD, Sarita Vihar, Delhi – 110076

  • Choti Masjid
    Chopal, Nr Petlor Pump, Khureji
    Geeta Colony, Delhi - 110031
    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm, Sunday Closed

  • Masjid Ghareeb Nawaz
    J - Block, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla

  • Al-Noor Masjid (Hari masjid)
    Nafees road, Batla house, Okhla
    Jamia nagar, New Delhi – 25

  • Masjid-e-Ghausia, Okhla
    D-2,Jasola village, Okhla, New Delhi
    Email Address:  [email protected]

  • Haji Langa Masjid
    Hazi Langa Trust, R K Puram, Sector - 3
    New Delhi

  • Jama Masjid Giri Nagar
    Govindpuri, Okhla Phase II, Nehru Place

  • Masjid Bilal
    D Block, Abul fazal Enclave
    Jamia Nagar, Okhla

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