Aqsa Mosque, Qadian

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Aqsa Mosque in Qadian
Masjid Aqsa Large.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionAhmadiyya
Location
LocationQadian, Punjab
India
AdministrationAhmadiyya Muslim Community
Geographic coordinates31°49′8″N 75°22′44″E / 31.81889°N 75.37889°E / 31.81889; 75.37889Coordinates: 31°49′8″N 75°22′44″E / 31.81889°N 75.37889°E / 31.81889; 75.37889
Architecture
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural stylePersian
Completed1876.[1]
Specifications
Capacity15,000
Dome(s)5
Minaret(s)1 large, 8 small minarets
Minaret height105 feet[2]
Website
www.ahmadiyyamuslimjamaat.in/

The Aqsa Mosque or masjid Aqsa is an Ahmadi mosque in Qadian, India. The mosque was built by Mirza Ghulam Murtaza, father of Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya movement, in 1876. The mosque had been renovated and extended repeatedly throughout the 20th century by the Ahmadiyya administration and the capacity of the building increased from its initial capacity of 200 to 15,000 by the year 2014.[3] The mosque is situated inside the compound of the family house of Ghulam Ahmad which now serves as the centre of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in India located close to the White Minaret and important offices of the community.[4] The mosque is also a venue for various religious meetings and events[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.alislam.org/library/articles/new/building-mosques.html
  2. ^ http://www.alislam.org/library/minara.html
  3. ^ "Eid Celebrations".
  4. ^ http://www.discoveredindia.com/punjab/attractions/mosques/aqsa-mosque.htm
  5. ^ https://www.rabwah.net/ahmadiyya-muslim-mens-association-qadian-hold-annual-gathering/