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Location : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Started By : Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah
Built In : 1617 - 1694 AD
Completed By : Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
Houses : Relic of the Prophet Mohammed
Surroundings : Charminar, tombs of the Asaf Jahi kings
Capacity : 10,000 devotees at one time

Mecca Masjid – Divinity In Its Oldest Form

Mecca Masjid, located very close to the Charminar at Hyderabad is the largest mosque of South India. Originally started by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, the mosque was completed by the Mughal Emperor and conquerer Aurangazeb. The mosque is said be have bricks brought from Mecca, built into the walls of the main arch and hence the name - Mecca Masjid. The mosque can accommodate upto 10,000 worshippers at prayer at a time. There is a room in the courtyard, which is believed to house the relic of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Mecca Masjid

Situated in Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid is among India's oldest and biggest Masjids in India. It is also among the most sacred as it is build of stones that were directly brought from Mecca.

Started by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah in the year 1617 and completed only under Aurangzeb, the main attraction of this Masjid is the main hall which is 75 feet high and is 220 feet wide.

You will be amazed to know that the octagonal columns on the two side of the hall are craved out of a single granite slab. It took nearly 5 years to complete this work.

Get to see many relics that belong to Islam religion and narrate a lot about the history of Islam in India. It also houses a hair of Prophet Muhammed which makes it more sacred for the pilgrims.

Do not forget to sit on the slab seat in the lake that is situated in the premises of Mecca Masjid. It is said the whoever sits on this seat will surely come back to this place.

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