A list of famous Muslim shrines in Uttar Pradesh, India
Agra has the distinction of being home to three World Heritage Sites: Agra Fort, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.
Jama Masjid near Agra Fort railway station was built in about 1648 AD, by Jahanara begum, (near Agra fort) is of special importance due to assimilation of Persian architectural elements.
The Agra Fort in Agra has three mosques within its premises: Nagina masjid, Moti masjid and Meena masjid.
Moti Masjid at Agra Fort, Agra
Hazoor Syedna Ameer Abu-al-Ala's mazar at Agra
Sufi saint Salim Chishti's dargah is at Fatehpur Sikri. The saint died in the year 1572 AD. The shrine was rebuilt in marble by Jahangir (1580-81). The portico of the tomb, its ornamental columns, serpentine brackets and latticed screens are superb.
Sufi saint Salim Chishti's tomb at Fatehpur Sikri
Jama Masjid is the first, largest and highest building at Sikri. It is approached by Badshahi Darwaza in the east. The prayer chamber is splendidly painted. The southern gate - Buland Darwaza was built in the year 1575 AD.
Jama masjid at Fatehpur Sikri
Atala masjid at Jaunpur represents the earliest and finest example of Sharquie architecture and conforms to the general plan of the orthodox mosque. Its construction started in the year 1377 but was completed only in 1408, during the rule of Ibrahim Sharquie.
Atala Masjid at Jaunpur
Jama masjid at Jaunpur is the biggest mosque of Jaunpur. It was built by Hussain Shah in 1458-78. The double storeyed vernada on the mosque exteriors was used by merchants.
Jama masjid at Jaunpur
Lal Darwaza Masjid Jaunpur (built around 1450 AD.) by Bibi Raji, queen of Mahmud Shah.
Jhansi has Jeevan Shah ki mazaar.
Kannauj has Rauza Balapir / Rauza Mehandi.
Kichhauchha Sharif: 92 km from Ayodhya is the dargah of Sufi saint Saiyad Makhdum Shah Jahangir Asharfi.
Asafi mosque in the Asafi Imambara premises at Lucknow
Bara imambara in Lucknow built by Nawab Asif Ud Daulah
Shah Najaf Imambara
Deva Sharif: 25 km from Lucknow, 13 km from Barabanki, the small town of Dewa is famous pilgrim centre being the seat of universal brotherhood propagated by Haji Waris Ali Shah, who commanded mystical powers and is revered by members of all communities. His father Qurban Ali Shah too was a Sufi saint. The fine monument was built by devotees of Haji Waris Ali Shah in 1905. People from far and wide come to pay tribute round the year.
Fair: Urs in Oct-Nov for Qurban Ali. Urs in August for Haji Waris Ali Shah. The Urs fair features cultural, & sports events and a big cattle fair.
Jama masjid at Garh Mukteshwar, an ancient mosque built in 1283AD by Ghayasuddin Balban.
Kabir's mazar/samadhi: Magahar is 78 km from Kausambhi. Kabir breathed his last here. His mazaar and samadhi stand side by side. A festival is held here on Makar Sankranti 14 January.
Mahoba: A shrine of Pir Mubarak Shah, a Muslim Sufi saint who came from Arabia in 1252 AD is near Maniya Dev temple, a tutelary deity of Chandelas near bank of Madan Sagar.
Shahi Idgah mosque: Mathura. Built in 1661 by Abn Un Nabi khan.
Gyanvapi mosque was built by Aurangzeb near the present Vishwanath temple at Varanasi/Kashi.
Alamgir mosque at Varanasi is an amalgamation of Hindu-Muslim religious sentiments, is also known as 'Beni Madhav ka Dharehara'. The entire lower portion of the mosque is retained as a Hindu temple.
Kantit Sharif in Vindhyachal is the dargah of Ismail Chishti, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's nephew. Muslims unable to reach Ajmer, come here from all over UP, MP and Bihar. Fair, an Urs on 6,7 and 8th day of Muslim Rajab month.Hundreds of petromax lamps, bangles, jyotish, nan khatai, circus, etc.
Dargah Sharif: In Vindhyachal on the banks of the Ganga is the dargah of Sufi saint Baba Quasim Suleman, built in the Mughal style of architecture. There is a mosque in the premises.
Hazrat Baba Quasim Suleman's tomb at Vindhyachal
NB: If you know of any other Muslim shrine that you think should be in this list, please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org
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S.M.Younus on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
can you please help me to locate the mazar of Syedna Ameer Abu-Al ALA Ahrari in Agra india
Anisha on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
give me time, i'll look into this and help locate the mazar of Syedna Ameer Abu-Al ALA Ahrari in Agra.
younus on Sunday, July 5, 2009
Anisha please help me to get the picture of dargah of hazrat syedna shah ameer abul ulla ahrari agra india
Anisha on Monday, July 6, 2009
Will do an article on all-India Muslim shrines, then Ajmer baba sharif - Ajmer and Hajiali - mumbai, will both be there :-)
Nim on Monday, July 6, 2009
You forget to add Ajmer baba sharif - Ajmer and Hajiali - mumbai
Raheel Imran on Thursday, July 9, 2009
I am also looking for a picture of the mazar of Syedna Ameer Abu-Al ALA Ahrari in Agra india. plz mail me. I am from Pakistan. thx. I think this mazar is in Wazirpura Agra
Shehryar Suhael on Sunday, July 12, 2009
We need to know more about the hundreds of saints in Uttar Pradesh.
VIJAY PARIMOO on Saturday, July 25, 2009
need to know names of holy saints' dargahs in uttar pradesh. plz. help.
syed rounaq ali quidwai on Thursday, December 10, 2009
i'm looking for dargah of Hazrath syedna khaja qithwathuddin(RA)
pls provide me address &pictures of dargah
khurram on Friday, January 8, 2010
Mazar Pic inside video.
SHOAIB TAHIRI on Friday, January 8, 2010
I NEED PICS OF MAZAR SHRIF SYEDNA HUZOOR AMEER ABUL-ULA-AHRARI. THANKS
Najma Ishrati, Agra on Sunday, January 24, 2010
In your very informative page on the dargas of UP, we find that these 2 famous dargahs have been excluded. The Darga Abul-ala is near Bhagwan Talkies, just off the by-pass road , and though a sunni saint, is revered by all communities.
Shaheed-e-salis was the mentor to Noor Jehan, wife of Jehangir, and the tomb is being rebuilt now. It is near Bhagwan Talkies.
Aijaz Khan on Sunday, February 28, 2010
Plz Give me the address of Hazrath Khwaja Shams-ul-Haq (R.A) Shrine from Uttar Pradesh
meraj hashmi on Sunday, March 7, 2010
i want to know the mazar of sufi karman shah in varanasi.
raees on Friday, April 9, 2010
check videos of dargah of sayedna sarkar hazrat abul ulaa sahab(RA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=royYhPxjuh8&feature=related
anisha on Friday, April 9, 2010
thank you, raees :-) i will add the video to this article.