Dar-ul-Shifa

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Darulshifa
Inner City
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 500024
Lok Sabha constituency Hyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Charminar
Planning agency GHMC

Darulshifa In Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and Persian Means "The House of Health" it was founded in 1591 AD more than 400 years ago by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah( The founder of hyderabad city ).

Geographically Darulshifa lies in the south of Hyderabad city, on the banks of River Musi.It lies under Charminar Assembly Constituency.

Historically it is one of the old urban areas of Hyderabad, the name Darulshifa derives that this area was popularly known for the Hospital constructed for the people of those period.

With the construction of the Charminar Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad, Darulshifa Hospital and Jama Masjid were also constructed.

Now it is a locality in the city of Hyderabad, India. It is part of the old city of Hyderabad. Darulshifa also houses a large population of shia Muslims and comes alive on the days of shia occasions. Most of the households have one or other family member settled abroad, and whose remittances increase the quality of life.

History[edit]

The area got this name for the Hospital built by Sultan Quli Qutub Shah 400 years ago. Later during Nizams rule due to insufficient space hospital was shifted to other building and the same building was converted to Hussainia called Alawa e Sartouq which means metal head gear with spikes. The ALAM is made of a part of the Sartouq which fourth Shia Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin had to put on after being captured by Yazid I's forces along with the ladies of Ahl al-Bayt. This Hussainia can be visited anytime throughout the year. Currently this building is under H.E.H. The Nizam's Charity Trust.[1]

Boundaries of Darulshifa[edit]

Darulshifa is surrounded by Musi River, Noorkhan Bazar, Dabeerpura, Purani Haveli and Chatta Bazaar.

Area[edit]

Darushifa is one of the oldest urban area of Hyderabad city and was developed in the Nizam's period with the extension of Jama Masjid. One can find the beautifully renewed Jama Masjid. With a Market around the Area of Mosque. Here you can find your choice of shops and Restaurants. The most famous Restaurant being falcon cafe.

Darushifa starts from the new bridge Mosque{also known as Naya Pul}, and the suburbs start from the Masjid Haji Kamal and on the other side Aza Khane Zehra which was constructed by HEH The 7th Nizam-Mir Osman Ali Khan

There are two famous orphanages namely Dar UL yatama and Zehra boys, which dal under for shia community charitable hostels.

Until the 1980s Hyderabad Municipal Corporation head office was located in Darulshifa, currently it is serving as QQSUDA head office.

Transport[edit]

Darushifa is connected by buses run by TSRTC. All the RTC buses which head towards Charminar rout thru Darulshifa.

The closest MMTS train station is at dabeerpura.

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