An architectural landmark in the beautiful island of Male, the Islamic centre which also houses the Grand Mosque was declared open in 1984 by the President Maumoon Abdul Gavoom. This magnificent mosque is the largest mosque in the whole of Maldives and has been named after a celebrated Maldivian hero, the Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam.
The mosque has a capacity of over 5000 people, making it one of the largest in South East Asia. The Islamic Centre also has its own conference hall for official and religious ceremonies and a well-stocked library. A number of offices are housed within the center along with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The architecture of the mosque has been admired by travellers from all around the world. The beautiful dome of the mosque paints a picturesque view over the skyline of Male. The interior of the dome is decorated with wooden carvings and Arabic calligraphy. The fascinating archways and the intricate carvings on the walls of the Grand Mosque truly add to the architectural splendour of the mosque.
While you enjoy the beautiful shores of Maldives, the gorgeous view of the turquoise sea, explore this beautiful country rich in heritage and culture. The historic monuments scattered around the city of Male enunciate the grandeur of the Islamic influenced architecture. The Grand Mosque with its shining golden dome stands out of the buildings that crowd the city of Male and is easily accessible via the main jetty of Male.
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