Jama Masjid Ahmedabad, also known as Jumah Mosque or Jami’ Masjid, is a mosque in Ahmedabad that was erected in 1424 under the reign of Ahmad Shah I. Sultan Ahmad Shah I dedicated the mosque on the 1st Safar A.H. 827, or January 4, 1424 A.D., according to the inscription on the central mihrab. The mosque is located outside of the Bhadra Fort area of the old walled city. The Jami’ Masjid is located on Gandhi Road, and the mediaeval walled city is divided into various neighborhoods or pols. The mosque is a short distance past the Teen Darwaza or Tripolia Gate on the south side of the road.
Jama Masjid Ahmedabad History
The initial town was known as Asaval before the city of Ahmedabad was founded. The successor presumptive, Ahmad Shah I, founded Ahmedabad in 1411, which later absorbed Asaval. Local officials have tried in recent years to strike a balance between preserving the mosque’s historical components while still keeping the edifice functional for worshippers. The Sunni Muslim Waqf Committee has rebuilt the mosque’s courtyard’s original sandstone flooring with marble. Worshippers use the hauj (tank) in the middle of the mosque’s courtyard to conduct the rite of Wudu before prayer. The windows were framed with iron. For violating the Archaeological Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains Act, the Archeological Society of India has filed various complaints in court against members of the Sunni Muslim Waqf Committee and villagers. Most of these monuments, especially the mosques, are still used.
Jama Masjid Ahmedabad Architecture
Constructed like a courtyard (75m long and 66m high), one can experience its wonderful architecture during the entrance the mosque. Made with yellow sandstone, it is carved in a beautiful dome covering the prayer room supported by 250 columns and the open courtyard floored with white marbles.
Jama Masjid Ahmedabad Timings
Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM