The mosque is situated in the Mehrauli village district near the Quwwat ul Islam complex in Delhi. It was a private commission from a poet and saint of the early Mughal court, known by the pseudonym of 'Jamali'. The mosque is faced in red sandstone and white marble details, with sparse but delicately carved ornamentation on the main facade. A compound adjacent to the Mosque contains the tomb of is founder. 'Kamali' is the pseudonym of an unidentified companion who is buried with 'Jamali'.
Tillotson, G.H.R. Mughal India, 35-36. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990.