Aasifi Masjid (Asafi Mosque), Lucknow

Aasifi Masjid (Asafi Mosque), Lucknow

The image of the mosque Asafi Masjid is often used as the city symbol, highlighting Lucknow tourist attractions lists. It was among the first buildings erected after the capital of the state was permanently transferred to Lucknow in 1775. Asafi Masjid is located inside of the Bara Imambara and it was built near 10 years before the complex itself. It is believed that this three-domed mosque was designed and raised by Iranian architect Kifait-ullah, who later drafted the project of Bara Imambara. The masjid is topped with two imposing minarets, 153 feet high each. The main façade of the building features 11 arched doorways, the central one being larger than the rest. A wide stairway leads to the wide platform placed in front of the mosque. It is an assembly place for followers of Islam.

Beautiful architecture and craftsmanship; the Friday prayer ('juma namaaz') here is definitely worth a visit.

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Sight Name: Aasifi Masjid (Asafi Mosque)
Sight Location: Lucknow, India (See walking tours in Lucknow)
Sight Type: Religious
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