Menara Kudus Mosque



Menara Kudus Mosque (also known as the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Mosque of Al Manar) is a mosque built by Sunan Kudus in 1549 AD or the year 956 Hijri using Baitul Maqdis stones of Palestine as the first stone. The mosque is located in the village Kauman, Kota subdistrict, Kudus regency, Central Java. These uniquely shaped mosque, because it has a similar tower building of the temple. This mosque is a blend of Islamic culture with Hindu culture. At present, the mosque is usually at the center of the crowd at the festival held dhandhangan Holy citizens to welcome the month of Ramadan.


Menara Kudus Mosque establishment can not be separated from the role of Sunan Kudus as the founder and initiator. As the other walisongo, Sunan Kudus has a very discreet manner in preaching. Among other things, he is able to perform adaptation and indigenization of Islam in a society that already has an established culture with Hindu and Buddhist majority. Mixing Hindu and Buddhist culture in propaganda carried Sunan Kudus, one of which can be seen on this mosque Minaret.


This mosque was founded in the year 956 H or 1 549 M. This can be seen from the inscription (inscription) on a stone width of 30 cm and a length of 46 cm, located on the mihrab of the mosque which is written in Arabic. [2]


Menara Kudus Mosque has 5 pieces right next door, and 5 pieces of the door to the left. All the windows have 4 pieces. Large door consists of 5 pieces, and a large pole in the mosque that comes from teak wood there is 8 pieces. However the mosque was not in the original, larger than the original because in the 1918’s has been renovated. jual bedug murah In it there is a mosque pond, a pond which is “padasan” is an ancient relic and serve as a place of ablution.


Inside the mosque there are two pieces of the flag, which is located on the right and left of a preacher read the sermon. The front porch of the mosque there is an entrance gate, which is commonly referred to by residents as “Lawang Twins”.


The mosque complex also has showers for ablution, amounting to eight. The shower was placed on the statue. Number eight showerheads, supposedly adapting the Buddhist faith, namely the ‘Eightfold Path of Truth’ or Asta Sanghika Marga.

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