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1528-1529. Jamali is the short name of Shaikh Fazlu'llah, also known as Shaikh Jamali Kamboh or Jalal Khan, a renowned Sufi saint. He lived during the pre-Mogul dynasty rule of the Lodi's, a period from the rule of Sikander Lodi to the Mogul Dynasty rule of Babur and Humayun. Jamali was highly revered. Jamali, from a Sunni merchant family, was initiated into Sufism by Sheik Samauddin. He was a court poet during Lodi Dynasty rule. All that we know about Kamali is that he was associated with Jamali. through out his life. As they buried side by side the mosque is commonly referred to as "Jamali Kamali" inferring
both mosque and the tomb. However, Jamali was buried in the tomb after his death in 1535.
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( that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying) and a large courtyard in the front. The interior of the mosque is characteristic of spandrels of the arch decorated with medallions and fluted pilasters that enhance the beauty of the arch.The niches and walls are decorated with a few Koranic inscriptions. The second floor of the mosque can be accessed through the surrounding porch.
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Mehrauli urban village is 17 km (11 mi) and 16 km (9.9 mi) away from the New Delhi Railway Station and Nizamuddin Railway Station respectively.