Qadam Sharif was originally built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq (14th c.) as a tomb for his son Fateh Khan, but the structure has been heavily altered since. The tomb, now located in the Pahar Ganj area, was enclosed inside an irregular kot (fortification) with gateways to the north and east. Little remains of these fortifications except the eastern gateway and parts of the northern gateway. Both were double gateways.
The structure gets its name from a marble slab said to have a foot imprint of the Prophet Mohammad (brought over from the Middle East), which was once the burial stone of Fateh Khan but is now locked away and displayed only once a year, on the day of the Prophet Mohammad’s birth.
These photos are also in a flickr set.Eastern gateway of the fortifications around the tomb
Mosque and Tomb on Qutb Road
Just east of Qadam Sharif on Qutb Road (on the eastern edge of the Pahar Ganj area, nowhere near Qutb Minar) lies a mosque and tomb (14th/15th c.) that could once have been enclosed together by walls and formed a single unit, just like the small but evocative tomb complexes of Shah Alam and Makhdum Sahib. Unlike those two well-preserved examples, a road now separates the mosque from its tomb (or possibly the gateway to the enclosure) in this case, the enclosing walls have disappeared, and the structures (both tomb and mosque) are being used for commercial purposes.