This Ramazan, Take A Virtual Tour Of The Jama Masjid & Practice Social Distancing!
However nerve-wracking the pandemic is, do not let it get in the way of the generations-long tradition of Ramazan. In the interest of the Muslims around the world, Jama Masjid is open, though virtually, and will remain so till the appearance of the next crescent moon.
Jama Masjid was originally known as ‘Masjid-e-Jahan-Numa’ or ‘Mosque commanding the view of the world’. It is considered to be the most magnificent mosque built during the Mughal era and is the largest in the world, with a capacity to accommodate 85000 people in its premises.
During the month of Ramazan, the iconic Jama Masjid of Delhi is a hive of activity as Muslims from around the world, flock to the sacred place to recite the Holy Quran and to pray to their maker. This is a tradition that has been in practice, ever since the largest mosque was constructed in the 17th Century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Due to the nationwide lockdown, the monument has remained behind closed doors for the past few months. However, the authorities have opened the doors of the sacred place for virtual tours, to not let the pandemic dampen the festive spirit of the Muslims.
Log in to their website and experience a Ramazan ride, quite different from the ones that you have gone through, hitherto. Though the monument is primarily a place of worship for the Islams, people from different backgrounds and religions are welcome to go on the tour. After all, Shah Jahan, its creator, had meant the place to be a centre of multicultural experience and had used themes and motifs inspired by religions such as Hinduism and Jainism.