Taluak Jamik mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia


Taluak Jamik mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia are jual bedug online located in Nagari Taluak IV Parts, District Banuhampu, Agam, West Sumatra. The layout of the mosque is close to the border city of Bukittinggi, so it is also known as Masjid Jamik Taluak Bukittinggi.


Construction of the mosque was initiated by Haji Abdul Majid in 1860, which was originally only thatched roofed wooden. [2] This mosque had suffered some significant damage caused by the earthquake, as in 2007, which resulted in the mosque was badly damaged. Although it has been several times to repair, authenticity of this mosque is still maintained.


Owned architecture of this mosque as a whole is affected by the Minangkabau style. Arab influence came later with the construction of minarets then followed the making of the facade. With its architecture, the mosque also became one of the most photographed mosques during the Government of the Netherlands East Indies, now collected by the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Currently used for activities other than worship of Muslims, the mosque of the floor is also used as a means of religious education for the community, they have become one of the well-known tourist attraction in Agam and in Bukittinggi.


The main building of this mosque, which is a prayer hall, a square measuring 13 × 13 meters. [2] In the southeastern direction, there is a portico that serves as a transition from the outside to the inside with a length of 13 meters and a width of 3 meters. The porch is not a front porch, because it has walls and some windows. Stairs entrance to the gallery is not located at the center of the facade, but on the far left and right, each having its own roof. The entire roof, including the roof of the prayer hall except the minaret roof, pyramidal-shaped stairway to the crater, which is common to the old mosques in the archipelago. Only difference, made with a much sharper slope and concave surfaces; suitable for tropical climates because it can more quickly drain rainwater down. [2] Roofs respectively berdenah square and consists of three levels. Between each level, there is a gap for lighting or ventilation. [2]


The mosque is equipped with a minaret that stands apart from the main building, which the local community is also known as “manaruh”. Although not known for sure when the construction of the minaret, in Minangkabau minaret of the same forms listed have been introduced in the early 19th century by a number of reformist Islam known as The Padri. [3]


Minaret is composed of three parts, in which there is a spiral staircase. Walls were covered with ornate patterned Arabes and the Persians. [2] In between each section there is a balcony that surrounds it. The first part is the bottom decorated with patterned Persian plengkung be broken off. The second part, its shape is getting to the top of the less decorated ornate patterned Arabes form of calligraphy. The third section or the top, no walls with onion dome-shaped roof, similar to the roof of an ancient minaret mosques in India. [2]

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