Hukuru Miskiiy or the Old Friday Mosque is considered an ancient architectural wonder and is one of the major sites in Male the big island that you must definitely visit when in the Maldives.
Why is the Mosque Special?
The Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiiy is one of the must-visit Maldives tourist attractions on the main island of Male if you are planning a holiday in Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi or any of the other top resorts in the Maldives. The mosque was built in 1658 during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar the first.
Explore the Old Friday Mosque
The mosque’s magnificent blue and white squat minaret, also known as the munnaaru, is one of the significant parts of the Old Friday Mosque. There is also a cemetery that is as ancient as the mosque with rounded top headstones for women and pointy top headstones for men. There are also small buildings that are family mausoleums with intricately carved walls.
The interior of the mosque features a 13th-century woodcarving that depicts the arrival of Islam to the Maldives.
How to Get There
Once you arrive at the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, the Old Friday Mosque is just 8 minutes of walking time. You can also take the bus from Sultan Park Bus Station.
Important Points to Consider Before You Go
It is important to know the propriety that is expected when visiting a religious place of worship and remembering the significance that it is one of the most ancient sights on the islands.