The Tombs of Sheikh Alauddin and Sheikh Yusuf Qattal
On way to the masjid, a short distance away you'll probably spot the
tombs of Sheikh Alauddin (died 1541-42), descendant of the famous Sufi
saint Shaikh Faridu'd-din Shakarganj and Shiekh Yusuf Qattal (died
1527) who was a disciple of Qazi Jalaluddin of Lahore.
¤ The Artistic Work
Both the tombs are somewhat similar in design. They are small
pavillions with domes that rest on twelve pillars. The pillars have
some magnificent red sandstone latticework screens between them.
However there are some individual features. The tomb of Sheikh
Alauddin is somewhat more ornate than that of Yusuf Qatal. It has
coloured and chiseled plaster symbols on the arches and the parapets.
Bands of intricate written inscriptions run on the ceiling of the
dome. The tomb of Yusuf Qattal is comparatively smaller, but
enchanting nonetheless and its dome is encircled by encaustic tiles.
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