Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque
The Istiqlal Mosque is one of the largest and most important mosques in Indonesia. Located in the center of Jakarta, this mosque has high symbolic value because it is a symbol of independence and unity for the Indonesian nation.

Here is some important information about the Istiqlal Mosque:

1. History: Construction of the Istiqlal Mosque began in 1961 under the direction of Indonesia's first President, Soekarno, as a symbol of Indonesia's independence from Dutch colonialism. Built over six years, this mosque was inaugurated on February 22 1978, the day before the 33rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.

2. Architecture: The Istiqlal Mosque has a magnificent design with modern architecture that reflects the beauty and greatness of Islam. The building can accommodate thousands of worshipers and has a large dome. The architecture of this mosque reflects the influence of Mughal and Arab styles, with a distinctive Indonesian touch.

3. Activities: Apart from being a place of worship, the Istiqlal Mosque is also a center for religious and cultural activities. Every year, this mosque becomes an important location for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Apart from that, this mosque also hosts various social activities, seminars and other religious events.

4. Uniqueness: One of the interesting things about the Istiqlal Mosque is its location close to the Jakarta Cathedral, a Catholic church. This is a symbol of inter-religious tolerance in Indonesia, where Muslims and Catholics worship side by side in their places of worship close to each other.

The Istiqlal Mosque has become an icon of Jakarta and Indonesia as a whole, as well as an important destination for local and foreign tourists who want to learn more about history, architecture and religious life in Indonesia.
Share :

Add New Comment

 Your Comment has been sent successfully. Thank you!   Refresh
Error: Please try again