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On Independence Day, This Mosque Will be Open For All

This Independence Day, the Spanish mosque at Begumpet will be open for people from all religions. This historic mosque, which is a marvel of Moorish (Islamic Spain) architecture, never fails to attract the attention of thousands of people, who pass through SP Road in Begumpet. But many people, particularly non-Muslims, do not venture into the premises believing that they won’t be allowed to enter.

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For the first time in over a century, the mosque will be open to all for a guided tour on August 15 from 10am to 7pm. Not only one can have a closer look into its architecture and calligraphy, but also know how the Namaz (prayers) is held five times a day

Due to its unique architecture, the mosque over the years has come to be known as Spanish mosque. “Work on Spanish mosque was started by Paigah noble Sir Vicar-ul-Umra in 1887 and was completed in 1906 by his successor. This historic mosque, which is a marvel of Moorish (Islamic Spain) architecture, never fails to attract the attention of thousands of people, who pass through SP Road in Begumpet. Not only one can have a closer look into its architecture and calligraphy, but also know how the Namaz (prayers) is held five times a day.The real name of the mosque is Jama Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet (congregational mosque of Begumpet).

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