The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara and is entirely free from pseudo Italian art then in vogue in Lucknow .
Mohammad Ali Shah started the construction of this splendid mosque in 1840 but his wife Begum Malika Jahan finally completed it after his death.
It is the country's largest mosque, built in 1656, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops, which deal in a variety of goods. The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
Emperor Shahjahan built Jama Masjid at the cost of Rs 10 crore- it may be said as the replica of Moti Masjid in Agra . It is called Masjid-e-Jahanuma. It is the heartbeat gate was meant for Royal Family and Shahjahan used to come on every Friday and on every festival by walk from the fort.
The north and south gates were meant for common people. Alike Bho Jhala hilltop on a high dais at the head of the highest peak there were 2 minars of 40 m high. Buy ticket Rs 5; get up flights of 122 steps and view around from the South Minar . The premises of the South Minar are 1076 sq ft wide. 2,5000 devotees at a time may sit together for namaz.