First Mosque of Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
Qutub Minar is India's one of the finest monuments. It is believed that construction of this historical monument was for making calls for prayers

At the foot of the Qutub Minar is Quwwat-ul-Islam, the first mosque built in Delhi

Quwwat-ul-Islam means might of Islam. It is also known as Qutub mosque or the great mosque of Delhi

It is the oldest surviving example of ghurids architecture in India


Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque is similar in style & design of the Adhai-din-ka Jhonpra in Ajmer also built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak

It is a fact that Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque was built by the parts taken by the destruction of 27 Hindu and Jain temples built during the reigns of the Tomars and Prithviraj Chauhan

Inside Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque indigenous corbelled arches, floral motifs and geometric pattern can be seen
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque

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