Tales of two Historical Mosques and one Mission: education.
Today is the 101st Anniversary Of Jamiya Millia Islamia University New Delhi. there is an interesting piece of history here I am sharing with you. Jamia was announced in the presence of Aseeran e Malta Shaikhul Hind Hazrat Maulana Mahmudul Hasan Sb, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani Sb, Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madni, Maulana Shaukat Ali, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Dr. Zakir Hussain, 300 students, and others on Friday 29 Oct 1920 at Jama Masjid AMU during the prayer of Jumah (Friday).
This is a historical Mosque in many manners and it has a connection with Akbarabadi Mosque Delhi.
Azizunnisa Begum was the wife of Shahjahan he was known as Akbarabadi Begum because of her native Akabarabad (Agra) he built a mosque at Faiz Bazaar Delhi. ( Now Daryaganj). the later mosque was demolished by Britishers during the revolt of 1857.
However, When the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College (Aligarh Muslim University) was founded, the place required a mosque of its own which became the Jama Masjid of University -started built-in 1877 and opened in 1915.
According to reports, the calligraphic inscriptions on the mosque done by black stone on white marble were the original ones belonging to Akbarabadi Mosque, They were presented to Sir Syed by Shahzada Sulaiman Jah Bahadur. Sir Syed took that Slab and installed it over here. The slab was engraved by the same Calligrapher Amanat Khan Shirazi who has done the Calligraphy of Tajmahal and Akbar’s Tomb.
later In 1925 Jamia was shifted to Delhi, thus a mission started here from this Mosque now turned into one of the reputed university of India.