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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

Male
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the oldest mosque in male, well preserved, made up of Coral as i was told by the locals, serene, peaceful atmosphere, grave yard of the Martyrs , old minaret is also nearby

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Sepang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the oldest mosque in male'. Made in 17th century, it's still look strong. Outside the mosque area there is an old mineret, a tower to call muslims for prayer. It is a must visit place when you come to male'.

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Male
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A must visit if you are in the capital city Male', The site has a 17th century cemetery of sultans and important figures adjacent to it. The site also has a coral stone minaret. It was built about 350 years ago. The interior of the mosque contains one of the most important woodcarvings and laquerwork in the country.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A worthwhile visit when in Male. Learn about the origins of the Mosque and see the construction out of white coral

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Louisville, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rustic old mosque. Although it was small but it was interesting. Apparently made of corals and wood. Graveyard was haphazard but tombstones were different. However there was not much information available and you cannot enter the mosque unless at certain hours.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hukuru Miskiy or the Malé Friday Mosque is old mosque located in the city of Malé. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 under of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar in two years time.Material used , is coral stones.An ancient Moslem cemetary surrounded this mosque.We just observed from the outside because we're not sure ,if we could go in.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really enjoyed looking at this mosque and our guide was a wealth of information. The hand carving on the walls were intriguing and loved the well. Even the cemetery was interesting as our guide told us many stories which made the visit really thought provoking. A lovely experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This large Mosque, built I believe with foreign money, is pleasantly quiet and spiritual when almost empty outside prayer hours. I find the Call to Prayer quite beautiful and love to stop and listen whenever I am in a Moslem nation. Don't forget to remove your shoes aty the doort or gate if you wish to enter.

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Maldives
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A old mosque representing the history of Islam in Maldives. Made by Lime Stone & Wood Hand Curved with Art that you will never see anywhere else. The Atmosphere around give you a fresh breeze to the past.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

its a small mosque not justified in pictures; you have to look with the naked eye & touch the walls to appreciate it. However, its design is not that of a typical mosque of that era as well as the rows drawn for prayers were oblique which baffled me

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