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Old Friday Mosque (Huskuru Miskiiy)

Listed under Mosques in Malé, Maldives.

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If you thought it would be impossible to build a mosque using the materials available to you on a tropical island you would be wrong. The Huskuru Miskiiy has the same lovely carvings and ornate inlaid decorations as the world’s loveliest mosques but is made of blocks of coral rather than bricks. Huskuru Miskiiy was built in 1658 but the sultan of the Maldives.

Even the headstones in the cemetery behind the mosque are examples of artfully carved coral.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Male' Hukuru Miskiy/enclosing cemetery and Minaret”

Built in 1658 AD, by the then Sultan of the Maldives, the Friday Mosque is a unique example of meticulous coral stone architecture and detailed lacquer work. Built within a span of two years, the Male' Hukuru Miskiy or The Friday 'Mosque of Male' repres… Read more...

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who built hukuru miskiy?

who built it and how and why?

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The name of the 17th century sultan who built it is Ibrahim Iskandhar, and he built it to be a beautiful place for Muslims to pray.

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