Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male

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Explore the history of the oldest religious structure in the Maldives at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), built entirely out of crushed coral in 1658. Inspect the intricate decorations carved into the coral walls and throw a coin into the small well in the courtyard for good luck. Afterwards, wander through the small graveyard at the back of the mosque, where the height of the tombstone indicates the person's social status, with round tops for women and pointed tops for men. Keep in mind that in order to enter, non-Muslims must obtain permission from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Make Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) a part of your Male vacation plans using our Male trip itinerary planner .
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  • The building, built in the middle of the twelfth century, was built on the basis of a medieval temple, which is why it is not intended for Mecca, as stipulated by the canons of Islam, but to the west, towards sunset. One hundred years later, another Sultan from the Maldives ordered the rebuilding of the building, and then the old Mali mosque took on the shape that tourists like today. Its walls and minaret are made of dried coral blocks and covered with intricate polished patterns.
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  • The mosque is located in the heart of the city of Male, close to the museum and park. Although it was not possible to enter the inside of the building, but even a walk around it will be informative for you. Locals are very proud of her, saying that it is built all out of coral. It's a quiet place. It's an old building. There is also a cemetery on the property.
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