Male Friday Mosque, Male
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Address: Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male, Maldives
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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
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- Jade Bistro
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Also known as Male Friday Mosque. Built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I in 1658 on top of an older mosque. Built using coral boulders which hardens when dry. It looks grey and very2 old. Unlike other mosque, the carpet is slanted to face the direction of Kaabah.
One of the most popular tourist attractions as it is one of the few places preserved from the mid 1600's
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. via Wikipedia
One of the most old and unique mosque in male'
The stone engraving done in this mosque is a marvellous art of work. Though it more than 300 years the works remains the same
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