Haji Ali Dargah is a handsome example of Islamic architecture standing on
an island. The
structure has white domes and minarets reminiscent with the Mughal
architecture of the period.
Adjacent to the Tomb in the North is a Grand Masjid for devout
Muslims to offer their daily prayers. Attached to the Masjid is
an 85 feet tall Minaret which is prominently visible from the Hornby
Vellard (Lala Lajpat Rai Marg)
Muezzin climbs to the top of this Minaret to call the Muslim
brethren to prayer five times a day. A
large number of devotees gather here at Haji Ali
Dargah to offer
prayers on Friday's, Ramadhan Eid and Bakri Eid.
fact, this holy place is visited by many devotees as well as
visitors who are attracted by the beauty of the site. The widespread
belief is that whoever prays to the Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari
(R.A.) here is never
disappointed. A number of pilgrims come here for thanksgiving.
Image on the top right shows the new
Minaret under construction. All work is being carried out in
pure white solid marble with carving and engravings depicting the
architectural designs reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Masjid and
the Minaret are to be inlaid and adorned with precious and