() () is the dargah
) of one of the world's most famous Sufi
saints, Nizamuddin Auliya
. Situated in the Nizamuddin West
area of Delhi
, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs
of Amir Khusro
and Jehan Ara Begum
are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan
's tomb is just around the corner .
The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West
where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East
, an upper-class residential area situated between Humayun's Tomb
and the Nizamuddin Railway Station
. The other important monuments in the Nizamuddin heritage area include Humayun's Tomb
, Chausath Khamba
, Mirza Ghalib
's tomb, Barakhamba
, Blue Gumbad
at the Nizamuddin Circle and Lal Mahal.
The area surrounding the Dargah is becoming increasingly inhabited by impoverished Muslim refugees from Bangladesh who work mostly as ragpickers on one of the garbage dumps in the area. Drug abuse, crime and poverty remain a big problem for the neighbourhood.
<gallery>File:Nizamuddin Dargah and Jamaat Khana Masjid, Delhi.jpg|Amir Khusro
's tomb (left), Nizamuddin Dargah (right) and Jamaat Khana Masjid (background).File:Sabz Burj on Mathura road traffic circle,... Read More