Right next to this clock tower is the famous Jame Masjid Mosque. The story of the devotees in this mosque is quite impressive and funny. Five times a day, many religious men walk into the mosque for their namaz. For about a few minutes, they sit in rapt attention, reciting their prayers with all the devotion their soul can offer to God. At the end of the namaz, they rush out of the mosque, back to their bustling businesses but a vast majority of these men climb down the stairs into a large cellar that acts as a workplace for artisans.
Tana Shah defended the fort for eight months, but Aurangzeb succeeded in capturing Golconda at the end in September 1687. Abul Hasan Qutb Shah surrendered and handed over the Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond, the Hope Diamond, the Wittelsbach Diamond, and the Regent Diamond, making the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb the richest monarch in the world.
Here's another very popular story about the saint:
The saint, in a most humble tone, asked for help from the villagers and the villagers, eager to help their beloved saint, agreed. The saint then revealed that he needed help burying a dead body near his cave. Startled but obliging, the villagers rushed back to the village to gather tools for digging the grave. When they returned to the spot where they had met the saint, they were surprised to see his absent.
When one sees the dargah with his or her own eyes, they understand better the love that the people had for this Sufi saint. The dome of the dargah is one of the largest in all of Asia and rises majestically into the sky. The inside is even beautifully built and decorated. When, at night, the lights come on inside the dargah, they illuminate every building around them. It is a truly marvelous sight and leaves a great impression on those who have the fortune to see it with their own eyes.
The dargah is also said to be a great place to pray. Every night, hundreds of Muslims flock to the dargah to plead with the Sufi saint to grant their wishes and ease their pain. Men write their wishes to a piece of paper and tie the paper to the rails around the shroud while women sit in the attached corridors and pray silently. Men also sit in the main courtyard, back to back and shoulder to shoulder, to read out their namaz five times a day.
By the grace of our very friendly and influential guide, the group got to meet one of the main figures behind the running of the dargah. The guide had originally caught hold of the leader's little son and had asked the boy to call his father. When the father arrived, the guide exclaimed: "How audacious the boy is to have gone and called his father at my request!". This took the group by shock and one of the members asked the guide about what he meant. To that, the guide replied: "When I was a little boy, I didn't dare to interrupt my father during a prayer in the constant fear of receiving a hard slap to the face!".
We spent a good deal of time laughing about it. The leader (who happened to be a distant cousin and great friend of the guide) then elaborated to us about the greatness of the Sufi saint and the dargah and stated that a number of individuals found inner peace while meditating here. He said they felt as if their sins had been wiped clean and they had been handed a new, fresh slate to rewrite their life as they wished it to be. Thanking him and promising to visit again, we left for the main road where we parted ways.
After we parted, I began feeling hungry. I approached my daddy dearest and squealed and whined to him about how hungry I was and how it would be a great idea to eat out for dinner. He agreed and the three of us (my dad, mom and I) began walking through narrow residential streets to reach my favorite restaurant- Shah Ghouse. There, we ordered a biryani and tandoori chicken. When the food arrived, we dug into the delicious, steaming flavored rice and the tender, spicy chicken with great relish. My mother, being vegetarian, ate the veg biryani along with some spicy gravy and raita. All in all, it was a wonderful night and I am sure you would enjoy it too.
In hopes that you would follow the same route and enjoy as much as we did (or even more), I enclose the link of this map that will act as a tour guide (walking is the best mode of transport). But remember, to always do more than the tour guide tells you to. It's more fun that way. Don't you agree?