|Name:||Khandokar Mahfuz Alam (Architect), Md Juvbayer Rahman (Draft person), Addeb Ahnaf (Illustrator)|
|Client:||Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh.|
| From the submission|
Kutub Shah Mosque is situated in Austagram of Kishoreganj district. There is no inscription found on the walls of this mosque so it’s difficult to assume the exact construction date of this Mosque. However, if we observed the construction materials and ornaments of this mosque, it is clearly assumed that this mosque was built in the Sultan period approximately the later part of 16th century. It was said that this mosque was built by a saint named Kutub Shah and the name of the mosque is taken after him. His grave is located exactly beside the mosque along with other of his companions (locals’ assumption). It is also assumed to be the earliest example of Muslim architecture which still exists in the greater Mymensingh district.
The mosque is elongated along north and south and has four minarets at its four corners. There are ring-like features on its octagonal minarets. It is a medium sized mosque with five domes and curved cornices. Central dome of the Kutub Shah Mosque is slightly semi spherical shaped and the other four domes are the shape of oval (half of the oval). Each of the domes are having upside down like flowering ornate at the top.
The mosque has three entries on the east while one on the north and another on the south. Along the west wall there are three mihrabs. There is a beautiful paneling work on its exterior walls, which is similar to that Kherua mosque at Sherpur , Bogra. Terracotta tiles with floral decoration have also been used in the ornamentation of the external walls.
Architect : Khandokar Mahfuz Alam, Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh.
Draftsman: Md Juvbayer Rahman, Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh.
Illustration: Addeb Ahnaf ( Forth year Architecture Student of BUET)