Jama Masjid

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Jama Masjid (جَامع مَسجد‬), also spelled Jame Mosque, Jami Masjid, Jameh Mosque, Jamia Masjid, or Jomeh Mosque, refers to the main mosque, of a town, city, area or village, which hosts the special Friday noon prayers and, in case there is no allocated open space (Musallah or Eidgah) available or nearby, the Eid prayers. These are sometimes called Congregational mosques or Friday mosques.[1]

Language and etymology[edit]

The term "Jama Masjid" or "Jame Masjid" comes from Persian Masjed-e Jame (مسجد جامع‬), from Arabic: مَسْجِد جَامِع‎, translit. Masjid Jāmi‘, meaning "congregational mosque" (in Arabic, the term is simplified to "جَامِع Jāmi‘"). In non-Arab Muslim nations, the word jāmi‘ ("that which gathers, congregates or assembles") is often, though erroneously, conflated with another word from the same root, jumu‘ah (Arabic: جُمُعَة‎ "assembly, gathering"), a term which is used for the Friday noon prayers (Arabic: صَلَاة الْجُمُعَة‎, translit. Ṣalāṫ al-Jumu‘ah literally "prayer of assembly") and the day itself (Arabic: يَوْم الْجُمُعَة‎, translit. Yawm al-Jumu‘ah literally "Day of Assembly").[2] This is due to the fact that the Friday prayers (or Jumu'ah prayers), which require congregations, are only held in congregational mosques, usually the main mosque or central mosque, and hence they are also sometimes known as Friday mosques.[1]

List[edit]

Many places come to be known as a Jama Masjid as a proper name. These structures are listed below.

Afghanistan[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mali[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Russia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Balkh", The UNESCO, retrieved 2018-05-15
  2. ^ Quran 62:9–11,Quran 62:10–11
  3. ^ "Great Mosque of Herat". Archnet.org. 19 August 2005. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Visit the Juma Masjid Mosque". Sa-venues.com. 1999–2018. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

External links[edit]

Media related to List of Masjed-e Jome at Wikimedia Commons

More Information on Jama Masjid, Visit www.jamamasjid.co.in