Overview of Masoom Shah Mazar Minar sindh
Masoom Shah Mazar Minar sindh
Masoom Shah Mazar and Minaret Masoom Shah were appointed the ambassador of Iran during
the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later he got the post of superintendent of the army and
governor of Sindh. Mir Muhammad Masoom was the best calligrapher of the Mughal period.
It was his passion that everywhere from India to Tabriz and Isfahan, he decorated mosques,
roads, floors, and buildings with his art. According to Alwar, the dogs of Jamia Masjid Fatehpur,
the gate of Agra Fort, and the calligraphy inside Jamia Masjid Delhi were all done by his hands.
The inscription on the dog on his grave was also done by his own hand. Built on the style of
Dali’s Qutb Minar, the highest and oldest minar of Sindh province was built by Masoom Shah on
the orders of Emperor Akbar. This project, which was inaugurated by Emperor Akbar, was completed in 1605.
This minaret is adjacent to his tomb in a high place in the center of Sukkur city. It has 84 steps,
84 feet circumference, 84 feet height, and 84 feet depth. A spiral staircase leads to the top of
the conical tower. At the top of the minaret, there is a roundabout from where the entire Sukkur city
can be seen. The stone for this minaret, made of small solid bricks, was brought from Jaipur, India,
and the bones of halal animals were ground and added to the spices during construction. Waterproof is
proof of the strength of this minaret if a steel nail is tried to drive it, there is no hole but
the nail becomes crooked. Adjacent to the Minar is a beautiful dome-shaped building called Faiz Mahal.
Quranic verses are also engraved on the walls.