Male Friday Mosque, MaleCurrently Open
- Address: Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male, Maldives
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
About Male Friday Mosque, Male
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Male Friday Mosque
95% of people who visit Male include Male Friday Mosque in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50.82% of people start their Male Friday Mosque visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Male Friday Mosque
75.45% of people prefer walking in order to reach Male Friday Mosque
Male Friday Mosque, Male Reviews
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.
The oldest mosque in Maldives the place is a work by the ancestors from stone. And a heritage protected by the UNICEF.
The most and historical prominent mosque in the country.
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