The Mosque and tomb of Shah Nimat Allah are located south of the walled city of Gaur. Neither structures are inscribed, but according to tradition, Shah Shuja, governor of Bengal, constructed the mosque and tomb for his spiritual leader, Shah Nimat Allah. Shah Nimat Allah is thought to be a native of Karnaul in the province of Delhi and a great traveler. He came to Rajmahal where Sultan Shuja honored him. Here he settled in the Firuzpur quarter of Gaur where he died in the 17th century.
The mosque belongs to the typical three-domed Mughal type popular in Shah Shuja's capital, Rajmahal. The oblong mosque measures 63'-6" x 24'-9". The façade is divided into three bays, the central one projected slightly forward. Each bay is roofed over by a low bulbous dome and has an arched doorway. The façade is divided into recessed panels with arches niches with the hanging chain and bell motif inside. The cornice is defined by blind merlons. The mosque is framed at the corners by hollow octagonal towers. Sources:
Asher, Catherine B. 1984. Inventory of Key Monuments. Art and Archaeology Research Papers: The Islamic Heritage of Bengal. Paris: UNESCO, 79.
Hasan, Syed Mahmudul. 1980. Muslim Monuments of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Islamic Foundation, 128.