Kulsum Begum Masjid

Kulsum Begum Masjid locally known as Badi Masjid (also known as Kulsumpura Masjid or Jama Masjid Karwan) is located in Kulsumpura, Asifnagar (Mandal), Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. Kulsumpura is situated at a distance of nearly 4 km from Charminar via Karwan road

It was built in the 17th century by Kulsum Begum, daughter of Sultan Mohammad Qutb Shah during his reign from 1612 – 1626 CE  with the Mehr (money or gift given as a mark of respect to the wife at the time of marriage)

The mosque has been constructed on a raised square platform. Its beautiful minarets are a fine example of Qutb Shani style of architecture. The facade of the mosque is exuberantly decorated with stucco ornamentation. The main entrance is styled in the pillar and lintel style accompanied with heavy wooden doors. There is an inscription seen at the top of the gate reading ‘Allah, Mohammed Ali, in Arabic script.

The arched gateway is flanked by two rooms, meant for guards, on either side. There is a fountain in the courtyard. The mosque complex consists of an elevated sarcophagus, a well (Hamaam), and several graves and is surrounded by a Caravan Sarai and main gate.

Need Restoration
March 11, 2018: Kulsum Begum’s memory erodes with masjid cracks 
Dec 1, 2020: 400-year-old Kulsumpura mosque lies in neglect
October 11, 2022: College to be built in Kulsumpura Serai
October 12, 2022: Telangana: Officials vow to block MIM’s plans of college on heritage masjid site
“If they want to build an educational institution for Muslim students, they should seek land from the State government. But destroying a heritage monument is a violation and is punishable,” said Sajjad Shahid, heritage activist.'