6 Of The Oldest Mosques In Indonesia That Have Been Around For Hundreds Of Years And Are Still Standing Strong

6 Of The Oldest Mosques In Indonesia That Have Been Around For Hundreds Of Years And Are Still Standing Strong – as we know that Indonesia only has various cultures, religions, races, languages and customs. But did you know that Indonesia also has various religious beliefs, such as Islam. Yep, in Indonesia, Islam is the majority religion that has entered the archipelago since the 11th century.

From there, the religion of Islam began to grow and become big until now. No wonder Indonesia has many of the oldest mosques that existed in ancient times. In fact, until now the historic mosque is still used for worship activities. The following is the oldest mosque in Indonesia that you must know, let’s have a look here!

1. Masjid Tuo Kayu Jao

Tuo Kayu Jao Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, is located in Jorong Kayu Jao, Nagari Batang Barus, Gunung Talang, Solok Regency, West Sumatra. This mosque was built since 1599 with architecture influenced by Minangkabau style. It has a three-level roof structure made of palm fiber and its thickness is about 15 cm.

2. Masjid Mantingan

The Mantingan Mosque was founded in 1559 by the Demak Sultanate, which is located in Mantingan Village, Tahunan District, Jepara, Central Java. With a Chinese architectural style, this mosque is used as a center for the spread of Islam on the coast of the island of Java.

3. Masjid Menara Kudus

Menara Kudus Mosque is located in Kauman Village, City District, Kudus Regency, Central Java. Built in 1549 by Sunan Kudus, it is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia. Shaped like a temple, this mosque can be considered unique. While the tower depicts a blend of Islamic and Hindu culture in the past.

4. Masjid Sultan Suriansyah

Sultan Suriansyah Mosque was built in 1526 by Sultan Suriansyah, the first King of Banjar who converted to Islam. This mosque is located on Jalan Kuin Utara, North Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Having an overlapping roof architectural style, the mihrab has a separate roof from the main building.

Also Read : Inspiration for the Plisket Hijab Model the 2021 Hijab Fashion Trend!

5. Masjid Agung Demak

The Great Mosque of Demak is located in the village of Kauman, Demak, Central Java and was built in 1974 by the Sultanate of Demak, Raden Patah. This mosque is believed to be a gathering place for scholars (wali) who spread Islam on the island of Java or commonly called Wali Songo. This building has 4 main pillars called the saka guru and the roof is in the shape of a pyramid supported by 8 pillars or commonly called the saka Majapahit.
6. Masjid Saka Tunggal
The oldest mosque in Indonesia is the first Saka Tunggal Mosque which is located in the village of Cikakak, Wangon, Banyumas, Central Java. It was founded by Kyai Mustolih in 1288 and the description of the establishment of this mosque is clearly recorded on the main pillar of the mosque. This mosque has 1 pillar at the bottom which illustrates that Allah SWT is one.