NUR ULLAH AHMAD ARCHITECT AND CALLIGRAPHER ROYAL SHAHJAHANI – TWO IMPORTANT MANUSCRIPTS IN COLLECTION OF CHUGHTAI MUSEUM

NUR ULLAH AHMAD ARCHITECT AND CALLIGRAPHER ROYAL SHAHJAHANI
TWO IMPORTANT MANUSCRIPTS IN COLLECTION OF CHUGHTAI MUSEUM
Dalal ul Khiarat By Nur ullah Ahmad Lahori

Lahore shines! Nur ullah Ahmad was youngest son of Ustad Ahmad Mimar Lahore. The Jamia Masjid Delhi carries his name on the inscribed couplets in praise of Emperor Shah Jahan. He was a master of the SATH QALAMS or the seven pens, but also a working architect, and many Mughal buildings are attributed to him. He carries with him the title of Mimar as does his father, architect of the Taj Mahal of Agra and Red Fort, Delhi. He is also the father of the much acclaimed Holy man, Qaleem ullah of Delhi, whose mazar is visited buy thousands every day in that city. Various references are found in various manuscripts, including an abridged Masnavi Maulana Rum edited for him by his elder brother Lutuf ullah Ahmad Muhandis. The mausoleum of Muhammed Salih Kanbo as well as his petite mosque inside Mochi Gate, Lahore, is attributed to him. A lost inscription on that portal too carried his name like the Jamia Masjid Delhi.

Exclusive calligraphy by Nur ullah Ahmad Lahori
Ms Khazana by Nur ullah Ahmad Lahori
Ms Khazana by Nur ullah Ahmad colophon 1056 AH

Unlike his other family, who specialized in mathmatics and astronomy, this fellow was Master of architecture and calligraphy alone. Of course like others in his family, he concentrated on poetry too.

Jamia Masjid Delhi
Nurullah Ahmad Katba Jamia Masjid
Seven pen stone on grave of Prince Baiqara

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