The Jama Masjid was built in 1724 by Sabit Khan, and it is one of the oldest and grandest mosques in Aligarh. It took a total of 14 years to be completed. The mosque is centrally located at the summit of the Balai Qila, which is the highest point of the city. Given its location, it can be viewed from all parts of the city.
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There are six areas within the mosque where people can offer namaz. Over the years, the mosque has undergone several rounds of renovations and reflects several architectural influences. The white dome-like structures and well designed pillars are typical features of Islamic art and culture.