Indonesia is the largest population of Muslims in the world, so, it is not strange if there are many mosques built in Indonesia. Mosques is an important building for Muslims, mosque is a house of worship for them, for Muslims, go to the mosque and pray in the mosque is a must, that is why mosque is very important. Mosque has been built since the first time Islam came to Indonesia. Here are the top 10 interesting mosques from the oldest to the most majestic mosque.
Soko Tunggal Mosque
Soko tunggal is a Javanese name for single pillar in English. This mosque has been built since in the 13th century in the year 1288. This mosque is located in Purwokerto Central Java, Indonesia. There is a meaning for the Soko Tunggal or single pillar that is the one/single only God, Allah. Soko Tunggal mosque is surrounded by pine forests with monkeys’ habitat.
Rahmatan Lil-Alamin Mosque
This mosque is located in the Indramayu, West java, Indonesia. This is the most majestic mosque in Indonesia. Rahmatan Lil-Alamin mosque was built by the Al-Zaytun University. With six floors of building this mosque can accommodate 100.000 people inside the mosque.
Well if Rahmatan Lil-Alamin mosque is the most majestic mosque in Indonesia, then Istiqlal mosque is the largest one, even it is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This mosque was built in the 1970 and located in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta by the first president of Indonesia, Ir. Soekarno.
Al-Akbar mosque is the largest mosque in East java, it is located in Surabaya and it is one of the largest mosques in Indonesia. The unique point of this mosque is on the dome. The dome is colored in green and blue give the fresh air inside the mosque.
Dian Al Mahri Mosque
This mosque is also well known as the golden dome mosque, because the dome of the mosque is made of gold. This is the first and the most expensive mosque with gold as the dome. This mosque is located in Depok, West java.
The Great Demak Mosque
The great Demak Mosque is located in Demak, Central java. This building of the mosque has the influence of Javanese architecture. This mosque is believed as the meeting place of the Wali Songo to spread Islam in Java. This mosque was built by the first king in Demak, Raden Patah in the 15th century.
Islamic center Mosque
Islamic Center Mosque is located in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The unique point of this mosque is on the architecture which is inspired by Nabawi mosque in Medina and the artistic mosque in Turki.
This mosque looks so majestic and luxury, because the main dome on the mosque is imported from Australia. This mosque is located in the central city of Makassar.
This mosque is located in TMII Jakarta. At tin mosque is famous by the architecture design.
This mosque is a historical mosque and as the silent witness of the tsunami tragedy happened in Aceh 2006 ago. This mosque built of the ex Kingdom of Aceh.