Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mosque Wali Muhammad Khan Chowk Bazar Multan

Mosque Ali Muhammad Khan is said to be second oldest mosque of Multan which is still in good shape is Mosque Ali Mohammad Khan also called as Mosque Wali Mohammad Khan. It is an excellent building, situated in the busiest Chowk Bazar of the old Multan city. It was built by Nawab Ali Mohammad Khan Khakwani, in 1757 (1171 A.H.) when he was the governor of Multan in the time of Alamgir II.

During the Sikh period, the gateway of the Mosque was used as the court house of the Nazim, while its great hall was utilized for keeping the Granth, or the holy book of the Sikhs.

The mosque was restored to the Muslims by the British Government at the commencement of the British rule.

Over the gateway of the Mosque the following Persian inscription appears:

'Ba Fazli ezado Nabi akhire zaman,
Ba yumme hazrat j ilani Ghous Hardo jahan,
Bajae Shahnae bazar behre hadme fisad,
Ke bud chahutrao dare jurm o zulm ayan,
Bisakkt barsare bazar nazime Multan,
Barae sale binayash zebheb hatif guft,
Namud Majide'Ali Mohommed Khan'.

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