Binat Bibi Mosque

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Binat Bibi Mosque
বিনত বিবির মসজিদ
Binot Bibi mosque in Old Dhaka.JPG
Binat Bibi Mosque in 2007
Basic information
Location Narinda, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Geographic coordinates 23°42′49″N 90°25′00″E / 23.7137°N 90.4167°E / 23.7137; 90.4167Coordinates: 23°42′49″N 90°25′00″E / 23.7137°N 90.4167°E / 23.7137; 90.4167
Affiliation Islam
Country Bangladesh
Status Active
Architectural type Mosque

Binat Bibi Mosque is the earliest[1] surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (r. 1435–1459).[2] The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari's Bridge in Narinda area.[1]

Structure[edit]

The mosque is a square, single domed mosque measuring 12 feet (3.7 m) square internally with a single hemispherical dome atop the square room. Entrances are from east, north and south. Pre-Mughal features included the curved cornices and battlements, corner octagonal turrets, and arches on the south, north and eastern sides. The ornamentation is modest and the building is coated with plaster.[3]

Current state[edit]

Part of the mosque is being demolished as part of a renovation plan which includes building a 70-foot (21 m) high minaret, and the extension of the current building from three stories to seven.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Begum, Ayesha (2012). "Bakht Binat's Mosque". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Binat Bibi Mosque". ArchNet Digital Library. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Pre-Mughal structure in ruin: Binat Bibi mosque partly demolished". The New Nation. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 

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