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Makkah Masjid

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Makkah Masjid (Urdu: مکہ مسجد) is one of the oldest masjids in Hyderabad and one of the biggest in India. Makkah Masjid is a listed heritage building located close to the historic landmarks of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and Laad Bazaar. Muhammed

Quli Qutub Shah commissioned bricks to be made from earth brought from Makkah, Saudi Arabia and inducted them into the construction of the central arch of the masjid, which explains its name. Makkah Masjid was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah, the 6th Qutub Shahi Sultan of Hyderabad. The work began in 1617 and continued during the reigns of Abdullah Qutub Shah and Abul Hassan Tana Shah and was finally completed in 1694 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It took 77 years to come up as the magnificent edifice we see today.

Written by  Mohammed.

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