The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque is a famous mosque in Kolkata, India. Located at 185 Dhartamtalla Street, the mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage.People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit the mosque and take pictures of this historical premise.
The building was built in 1832 by Prince Ghulam Mohammed, the youngest son of Tipu Sultan.
The mosque has been headed by two Imam, since its construction.although the senior Imam should lead prayers five times a day, but as he is very keen and dabbles too much into politics hence all the religious duties like "Imamat & leading Namaaz" are performed by the Deputy Shahi Imam,Maulana Hazrat Harron al Rashid.The expenses of the mosque are covered by the income from various rental properties owned by Prince Ghulam Mohammed Wakf Estate( he royal family trust) headed His Highness Prince Anwar Ali & the officials appointed by the Kolkata High Court.
The Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid Protection & Welfare Committee was founded in the late 1980s by Seraj Mubarki, Mohammad Sharfuddin, Izhar Khan and Syed Zafar to motivate and educate people about the damage caused to the masjid by the Metro railway. This committee is headed by Mohammad Sharfuddin as its chairman and Aziz Mubarki as its secretary.
The committee was established to negotiate with the Kolkata Metro Train Authorities to repair the damage caused by the... Read More