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The Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

Wall Mosque

The Wall Mosque

The Wall Mosque is located just west of the South Gate on the garden's southern wall.

A mosque, or masjid, is a general term used to describe a location where muslims meet for prayer. Mosques come in many forms. Some examples are grand congregational mosques, generic meeting halls with a grid on the ground to face the rows of people towards the qibla, or, in the case of The Wall Mosque, just a chabutra with a qibla wall.

More specifically, The Wall Mosque is considered an idgah. An idgah is a mosque that is generally only used on special occasions, in particular, Id prayers.1


1. Catherine Asher, The Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), xxvi.

Illustrations

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The Wall Mosque
The Eastern Elevation of The Wall Mosque
Building Plan of The Wall Mosque
The Wall Mosque is comprised of a chabutra and a qibla wall.
The Wall Mosque's qibla wall.
The Wall Mosque's qibla wall denotes the direction of Mecca.

Additional Information

A formal bibliography is posted on the outline page.
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