Story about Islam and Masjid

Masjid Raya Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

Posted in Banda Aceh by ifmarch on January 17, 2008

Masjid Raya Baiturrahman is a large mosque located in the center of the city of Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. It is of great symbolic significance to the Acehnese people as a symbol of Acehnese religion and culture, especially since it survived the devastating 2004 tsunami intact

This magnificent mosque was designed by an Italian architect and built by the Dutch colonial administration as a token of reconciliation following their destruction of an older mosque during the Aceh wars. Construction of the mosque commenced in 1879 and was completed in 1881. The mosque survived the massive 2004 tsunami which destroyed much of the rest of the city of Banda Aceh

The design of the mosque combines colonial and Turkey influences. The mosque combines few traditionally Acehnese features though it has come to represent the city of Banda Aceh and the cultural uniqueness of the Acehnese.

The facilities of this mosque is a library in behind of this building, a place for taking wudhu in the right of this mosque. If we want to enter the park of this mosque should use an Islamic wear, so no part of our forbidden body (aurat) could see by other. One of interesting me in this masjid, there is a ditch below the stair that flow water around the masjid.

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  1. felicity said, on April 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

    hi, i was looking for data for my blog about Masjid Baiturrahman Aceh, and I want ask your permission to take your picture bout Masjid Baiturrahman

    to be posted to my blog

    the link from the picture will be goes to your blog directly.

    thank you before



    • ifmarch said, on May 7, 2010 at 4:40 am

      with my pleasure, you can link it picture…

  2. haidir wb said, on February 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm


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