MOSQUE OF SIDI SAYYID
This mosque, bringing the Ahmad Shah period to its conclusion, consists of an east front with no wall, supported by five arches and pillars. On either side of the front, there are octagonal minars. The mosque is 5 spans in width and 3 spans in depth. The total 15 spans inside the prayer room contains shallow domes and the coved ceiling. The colbert arches and sculptured patterns decorating inside the dome of the ceiling are very unique, and deserve special attention among the domed ceilings of Medieval Muslim construction in South Asia.
However, what made this mosque a famous relic widely known in the world is the splendid Jali screen openwork of stone sculptures decorating the back side and the upper part of some parts of the sides of the mosque. Especially the delicate openwork of tree-patterns, situated on the back side has been widely introduced as typical of artistic sculpture employed in Medieval Muslim buildings in South Asia. Also marvelous are geometric patterns elaborately sculptured on the Jali screen of either sides of the aforementioned openwork and the sides of the building, which have not garnered much attention. (Matsuo Ara)
It is situated in the northeast part of the inner fort (Bhadr) , facing the River Sabramati. (Naoko Fukami)