On the bank of river Gomti near the Hardinge Bridge, most popularly known as Pakka Pul or the Laal Pul, stands a beautiful mosque known as the Jami Masjid or Tilewali Masjid . The exquisite monument is surrounded by the Bada Imambara, Rumi Darwaaza.
This beautiful mosque was constructed by the Mughal governor during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb (1658-1707). The mosque stands on a mound or a Teela and that is why it is called as Tilewali Masjid which means the Mosque on the mound. The mosque has three domes and tall minarets.
In the campus of the mosque, Tomb of Shaikh Pir Muhammad hardly twenty meters to the east of the mosque stands the Tomb of Shaikh Pir Muhammad, who died in the year 1674. Shaikh Pir Muhammad was a very prominent Islamic scholar and inspired a large number of people from around the world.
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