Male Friday MosqueCurrently Open
- Address: Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male, Maldives
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Male Friday Mosque - Review
The Old Friday mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy is a beautiful mosque that is made up of coral stones and three different kinds of wood. It dates back to 1658 and was made by Sultan Ibrahim. The walls in the mosque are embedded with corals and are intricately carved with Arabic inscriptions. Interestingly, the mosque was built on the site of an old temple that faced towards west. Due to this, the worshippers have to face the corner of the mosque so that they can face towards Mecca. The square minaret dating from 1675 overlooks the mosque. There is also an old cemetery in the premises of the mosque.
Tombstones with rounded tops are for females, those with pointy tops are for males and those featuring gold-plated lettering are the graves of former sultans. Respectably-dressed non-Muslims are welcome to walk around the graveyard; you don’t require permission for this.
Male Friday Mosque Information
- Non-Muslims require special permission to enter the mosque.
- Active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
How To reach Male Friday Mosque by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus stop: Huravee Building Bus-Station (Bus 403)
Restaurants Near Male Friday Mosque
- Shell Beans
- Jade Bistro
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95% of people who visit Male include Male Friday Mosque in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
39.53% of people start their Male Friday Mosque visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Male Friday Mosque
60.93% of people prefer walking in order to reach Male Friday Mosque
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Male Friday Mosque, Male Reviews
One of the oldest and most historic buildings in Maldives. It was built in 1658 with coral and timber as the main materials. Mosque is surrounded by historic tombstones and mausoleums of olden days. Since 2008 this mosque is placed on the tentative UNESCO world heritage cultural list.
The mosque was built in 1658, during the reign of Ibrahim Iskandar. This Mosque is famous for its beautiful rooms with intricately carved panels. The Mosque was built on a old West oriented temple and this explains its anomalous orientation. Very interesting are the white and blue minaret and the small cemetery with graves of ancient sultans on the West part. The mosque was added to tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique unique example's of sea culture architecture.
A must see place in Male'. One of the oldest mosque dating from 1656 The Malé Friday Mosque or the Malé Hukuru Miskiy (Maldivian: މާލެ ހުކުރު މިސްކިތް) is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. Coral boulders of the genus Porites, found throughout the archipelago, are the basic materials used for construction of this and other mosques in the country because of its suitability. Although the coral is soft and easily cut to size when wet, it makes sturdy building blocks when dry. The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.
5stars because of the look after & well maintained since it has been build on 1658 & still full of worshipper whom they preforms there five times prayers a day and every day.
Hukuru miskiyy is morecommonly known as the Old Friday Mosque. This mosque was made in the year 1658 by the Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, some 400 years back (Oh yes, i have the zeros correct😉)and after that renovations have been done. In 1988 it underwent scientific restoration in supervision of UNESCO. In the year 2008 it has been labelled as the best coral stone structure till date. Fusion of different cultures led to the emergence of such a magnificent structure which lets no other structure stand in its comparison.
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