Mezquita Andalusí (Hyderabad)

La Mezquita Andalusí, (en urdu: مسجد اندلوسى‎) Mezquita Española (en inglés: Spanish Mosque) o Mezquita de los Moros es una mezquita situada en Begumpet, una parte de la ciudad india de Hyderabad. También se conoce como Masjid[nota 1]​ Iqbal ud-Daula, en honor a Iqbal ud-Daula, el noble que inició su construcción; Jama Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet.[1]

Mezquita Andalusí, construida en 1906.

Construcción Editar

La construcción de la mezquita fue ordenada en 1900 por Viqar ud-Daula[nota 2]​, el quinto emir de la familia noble Paigah. Tras su repentina muerte en 1902, la prosiguió su primogénito y heredero Sultán ul-Mulk, sexto emir de los Paigah.

After his return from Spain, as he was very much inspired by the Cathedral–Mosque of Córdoba. The exterior and interior of the Spanish Mosque is mostly similar to the Cathedral–Mosque of Córdoba in Spain and Jama Masjid Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. It shows state-of-the-art interiors and architecture.[3][4]

It is also known as the Mosque of the Moors, due to its unique Hispanic (Moorish) style of architecture and is said to be one-of-its-kind in India. The stand-out feature is the spires instead of the usual minarets or domes; they give this mosque a church-like appearance. Right for the inception this mosque is maintained and managed by the heirs of Paigah Amir Sir Viqar-ul-Umra.[5]

History and features Editar

Spanish Mosque photo from the early 1940s

Mr. Faiz khan is the head of the community as well as treasurer of this historic mosque. Mr faiz takes care of all the works of the mosque conducts regular meetings between community members and gives them orders.

The mosque is also known by the local Muslim community as Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula, Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet. It can accommodate 3000 worshipers at once.[cita requerida] The Spanish Mosque is very well known and is considered as a landmark mosque for the Secunderabad Muslim community.

Conservation Editar

The Spanish Mosque is a declared heritage site by ASI and is under discussion for the consideration of UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit.[3][4][6][7]

Véase también Editar

Notas Editar

  1. Masjid: “mezquita”.
  2. También conocido por otros títulos como Iqbal ud-Daula. Ver [2]​.

Referencias Editar

  1. Barooah, Jahnabi (23 de julio de 2012). «Ramadan around the World in pictures». Huffington Post. Consultado el 3 de agosto de 2012. 
  2. Lynton, 1987, p. 85.
  3. a b «Masjid Iqbal-Ud-Daula - Begumpet, Hyderabad». Flickr - Photo Sharing!. 
  4. a b The Times Of India |url= sin título (ayuda). 
  6. «Mosque in Secunderabad». Flickr - Photo Sharing!. 
  7. The Times Of India |url= sin título (ayuda). 

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