Shahi Eid Gah Mosque

The Shahi Eid Gah Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: شاہی عید گاہ مسجد ) is an early 18th-century mosque located in the Pakistani city of Multan, in southern Punjab.

Founding

The mosque was built in 1735 CE during the reign of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.[1] The mosque was funded by Nawab Abdul Samad Khan, who was the Mughal governor of Multan.[citation needed]

British  The mosque pictured sometime between 1864 and 1866.

The mosque was used as a court during the early British period in Multan.[2] It was restored and returned to its original purpose in 1891 at the insistence of Deputy Commissioner H.C. Cookson.[2]

Modern

After the independence of Pakistan, the courtyard was expanded to accommodate more worshippers.[citation needed]

^ Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, Volume 47. Pakistan Historical Society. 1999. ^ a b Chaudhry, Nazir Ahmad (2002). Multan Glimpses: With an Account of Siege and Surrender. Sang-e-Meel Publications. ISBN 9789693513516.
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