Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (12)

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The Begumpur Mosque (Begumpur Masjid or Begumpuri Masjid) is a courtyard mosque built under the Tughluq dynasty in the 14th century in the Jahanpanah district in the south of the Indian capital Delhi. Until the completion of the great Friday mosque (Jama Masjid) of Shah Jahans (around 1656) in the heart of the old town of Delhi, it was the largest mosque in the city in terms of area.

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The mosque was possibly founded around the year 1351 by Khan-i-Jahan Maqbul Tilangani, called Malik Maqbul, the vizier or “First Minister” of Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351 - 1388), the fourth sultan of the Tughluq dynasty.

The mosque is said to be patterned on an Iranian design planned by the Iranian architect Zahir al-Din al-Jayush.

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