Spanish Mosque, Hyderabad, Telangana

Andalusian Mosque (English:The Spanish Mosque) also known as Iqbal Ud Daula or Jam e Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet, is a mosque in Begumpet in the city of Hyderabad in India.

The mosque was built by the Sir Iqbal Ud Dawla in 1906, after his return from Spain. He was also inspired by the design of the mosque from the mosque of Cordoba, in the exterior of the mosque and in the shape inside there is similarity between it and the Mosque of Cordoba in Spain and the mosque Friday, Golbarga and Karnataka in India, this shows the state-of-the-art interior design and architecture, also known as the Mosque of the Moroccans because of the unique style of Spanish-Maghreb architecture. It is said that there is only one of the trias in India, Minarets Or domes, where the mosque gives a church like appearance.

The mosque was built by the noble Baigha family by Sir Iqbal Ud Daula in 1906 and is believed to be the only one of its kind in India with pointed arches and a pointed roof consisting of two octagonal shaped pyramids, one placed above the other and entering the octagonal domes, minarets Aesthetically placed in the corners of the barricade, which is in the same style and very unusual of those that appeared in other mosques in the city and other places, it is difficult to miss the overpass above the old Begumbit airport.

Other notable features are the arched arches inside the prayer hall, exquisite verses of the Holy Qur'an inscribed on the inner walls, no ablution tank or courtyard, the mosque consisting of a main prayer hall, two rooms in front of it and a central hall to enter the hall. To the terrace that stands at the entrance to an octagonal dome.

The mosque is built with limestone, the ceiling contains a kind of arches on iron bars with bricks, lime and concrete, built domes, minarets and small towers with brick and building stone, the central dome has perforated faces.

It is believed that the Andalusian Mosque is only a copy of a similar mosque in Spain and that it attracted the attention of Piaget during eight months of his long tour of Europe. Mr. Faiz Khan is the president of the association and the treasurer of this historic mosque, and periodic meetings between members of the community.

The mosque has a capacity of 3,000 worshipers, and the mosque is a landmark for the Muslim community in Secunderabad. The area of the vast Andalusian mosque was about 340 acres with seven palaces, all built in Andalusian, Indian and European styles.

The mosque is listed for conservation under the second degree of the temple, and the second class is the buildings that are listed as mapped of regional or local importance and which have architectural or aesthetic special cultural advantage or historical value, which are local features that contribute to showing the image and identity of the city and deserve intelligent preservation and organization High The mosque is able to adapt internally and externally according to the changes. After the mosque's color scheme, the color of the mosque has changed from pure white to green pastel in recent years.

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