Mumbai’s Iconic Juma Masjid Gets A Place On Tourism Ministry’s Website; Mosque’s Trust Call It A “Big Achievement”

Known for its unique architecture, Mumbai’s Juma Masjid anticipates increased footfall with the Tourism Ministry’s promotion.

by Tashika Tyagi
Mumbai’s Iconic Juma Masjid Gets A Place On Tourism Ministry’s Website; Mosque’s Trust Call It A “Big Achievement”

The Ministry of Tourism has decided to put Mumbai’s iconic Juma Masjid on its website. This 200-year-old mosque is located near Crawford Market in South Mumbai and will feature on the ministry’s website under the Incredible India campaign. This move will promote Juma Masjid as a tourist attraction in Mumbai and is anticipated to increase tourist footfall in the mosque.

Mumbai’s Juma Masjid Placed On Tourism Ministry’s Website

Juma Masjid Mumbai
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The Ministry of Tourism is all set to feature Mumbai’s Juma Masjid on its website as part of the Incredible India campaign. This news was confirmed by the mosque trust who were very happy with the ministry’s move to promote the mosque as a tourist attraction. This move is seen as the authorities acknowledging the history and heritage of Juma Masjid.

While talking to Times Of India, Shoeb Khatib, a trustee of Juma Masjid said it was a “big achievement” and a “great honour” for the mosque to be promoted by the ministry. They even mentioned that they had received a letter from the Tourism Ministry requesting high-resolution pictures of Juma Masjid. These images will be placed on their website under the Incredible India campaign.

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Things To Know About This 200-Year-Old, Iconic Mosque

Juma Masjid Mumbai
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Built in 1802, Juma Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Mumbai. It is also very popular for its incredible architecture. It was built over a pond and has a quadrangular structure. The serene pond is home to many fish and tortoises that you can easily spot. The beautiful mosque has stained glass windows, doors made from Burma teak, and dome-shaped structures that are popular in Islamic architecture.

The mosque even added a separate section for women a few years ago. This namaz section gives women the rare opportunity to pray on the mosque premises. This move was greatly appreciated by women across the city. Furthermore, Juma Masjid is set amidst a big market that sees a lot of tourists. The mosque trust believes the promotion provided by the Tourism Ministry will boost footfall in the masjid as well.

Let us know your hot take on this move in the comments. Also, do you think this move will help increase visitors to Mumbai’s iconic Juma Masjid? Fill us in with your thoughts!

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