Jamali Kamali Masjid



Location :
Jamali-Kamali Mosque is located at Mehrauli in South Delhi. The construction of this famous mosque started in Babur's time in 1528 and was completed during the reign of Humayun (1535-36). It was constructed for Jamali, the alias of the Sufi saint Shaikh Fazlullah who was also known as Jalal Khan.

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Jamali-Kamali Masjid is the mosque which bears a more typical Mughal appearance with a red sandstone structure and white stone outlining the details to compliment the red color. There are four center point arches that rest on thick piers which display the architectural style of the Mughal Dynasty. The central arch, higher than the others, is more elaborately decorated and flanked by fluted pillars. The niches in the western wall are also decorated, the central and northern ones with Quranic inscriptions.

A squat masonry dome covers the area behind this arch. This dome mainly resembles the typical Rajput and earlier Sultanate architecture. There are eye-catching verses inscribed on its walls, along with colorfully painted tiles enhancing the beauty of the mosque.

Jamali Kamali Masjid - Mughal Appearance
Jamali-Kamali Mosque was recently renovated by INTACH, an autonomous cultural organization. Qutab Minar lies close to the Jamali-Kamali. A compound adjacent to the mosque contains the Jamali Kamali Tomb, the final resting place of its founder. Madhi Masjid, Adham Khan's Tomb and Zafar Mahal are the other places of interest. Jamali-Kamali Mosque can be easily approached from Connaught Place.

Jamali Kamali masjid and tomb, has recently been renovated by INTACH, an autonomous cultural organization. Jamali was the alias of the Sufi saint Shaikh Fazlullah, who was also known as Jalal Khan. The saint had a prodigious life – he lived right through Sikander Lodi's reign, the famous battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur and died during the lifetime of Humayun. Who Kamali was remains a tantalizing mystery.

Jamali Kamali Masjid - Jamali
The tomb lies immediately behind the mosque and is a small chamber. Small but not humble. Upon entering it your eye is immediately caught by the richly ornamented ceiling and walls. They are covered with tiles of various hues and patterns in incised and painted plaster. Several verses composed by Jamali are also inscribed on the walls. One can feel the beautiful and spruced up lawns of Jamali Kamali making it a popular picnic spot for Delhites.

Accommodation near the Mosque
Tourist Places - South Delhi Nearby tourist places to Jamali Kamali Tomb



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This famous Mosque is situated in south Delhi, near Quwwat-Ul Islam complex, Mehrauli village. It was named after the “Jamali” who was a famous poet and saint of the early Mughal court, known by the name of “Kamali”. This mosque is built in red sandstone and white marble , carved with good architecture. A compound adjacent to the mosque is the tomb of the founder of the mosque.

How to reach the Mosque
  • Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in south Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.

  • The city of Delhi is facilitated with good facilities. There are local buses from various points in the city that go to the Jamali Kamali in south Delhi.