The first building here, a simple wooden affair, was constructed by Indian Muslims living nearby in the 1800s. It was named ... More
Abdul Gaffoor Mosque
The first building here, a simple wooden affair, was constructed by Indian Muslims living nearby in the 1800s. It was named after its founder, a South Indian lawyer's clerk named Shaik Abdul Gafoor Shaik Hyder. The present building was completed in 1910, exhibiting a fascinating blend of Arab and Victorian architecture. Take time to study the framed family tree near the prayer area which traces the common lineage of Christians and Muslims. The mosque was officially gazetted a national monument in 1979.
The design of this mosque reflects its locale. It has curved eaves, colorfully painted supports and beams, and glazed roof
tiles. It is located on the eastern side of Niu (Ox) Street, home to a large community of Chinese ...
The Tranquerah Mosque reflects both Chinese and Indian influences in its architectural design. This is especially evident in the tall,
pagoda shaped minarets and the three tiered roofs. Other mosques in Malacca with similar architectural designs include the Jamek ...
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