islamic centre

Islamic Centre

The Islamic Centre (officially named Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al-Auzam) is an architectural landmark in Male'. Opened on 11 November 1984, the mosque is the largest in the Maldives admitting over 5000 people.

Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al-Azam also known as Al-Sultan Ghazi Muhammad Bodu Thakurufaanu (death August 26, 1585)  ruled over the Maldives from 1573 to 1585 AD. He is one of the most celebrated Maldivian heroes who saved Maldives from the Portuguese conquerors who ruled over the Maldives.

Located near the main jetty of Male' the three storey Islamic Center houses a main prayer hall, library, classrooms, offices and a conference hall. The magnificent golden dome of the mosque is evident on the skyline of Male'.Its main prayer hall displays beautiful woodcarvings and Arabic calligraphy by Maldivian craftsmen. The building symbolizes the importance of Islamic religion.

The Islamic Centre acts as a major attraction in the capital of Maldives, Male' since the magnificient golden dome of the mosque can be seen while appraoching Male' from any direction.

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