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
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.
- Non-Muslims require special permission to enter the mosque.
- Active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
- Nearest Bus stop: Huravee Building Bus-Station (Bus 403)
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95% of people who visit Male include Male Friday Mosque in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
39.74% of people start their Male Friday Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Male Friday Mosque
77.34% of people prefer walking in order to reach Male Friday Mosque
Dating from all the way back from 1656, Hukuru Miskiyy is the oldest mosque in the entire Maldives. The design is beyond majestic, and beautifully showcases the skills and talent of early Maldivians. Complete with an ancient well, along with a cemetery holding the remains of important beings that have carried out various activities in the early monarchy of Maldives. The Mosque also holds the remains of some remarkable kings of the country, adding more and more history to the already over informative building. The pillars are beautifully decorated with lacquer work, and the walls are filled with priceless stone carvings. Even the stones in the cemetery are beautifully detailed with different patterns, and marvellous designs. It is a spectacular piece of Maldivian history. Overall, I recommend Hukuru Miskiyy for anyone who wants to see some of the deepest histories the country holds. Thanks!
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.
Very old mosque in Male. It is the part of Maldives history. Nice place to see. But i dont know if woman can pray inside or not.
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.
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.