Ban Ho Mosque

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Ban Ho Mosque
Ban Hoe Mosque.JPG
On the left is the prayer hall, and on the right is the educational hall.
Basic information
Location Chiang Mai
 Thailand
Geographic coordinates 18°47′12.07″N 99°0′4.49″E / 18.7866861°N 99.0012472°E / 18.7866861; 99.0012472
Affiliation Islam
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Specifications
Minaret(s) 2

Hedaytul Islam (Ban Ho) Mosque (Chinese: 王和清真寺; pinyin: wánghéqīngzhēnsì, Thai: มัสยิดเฮดายาตูลอิสลามบ้านฮ่อ), located at Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai, is one of the biggest mosques in the province, and also one of the seven Chinese mosques in Chiang Mai.

History[edit]

It was first built in nineteenth century by a group of Chinese people, called Chin Ho or Hui, mostly came from Yunnan.[1] The present-day buildings were built later, with an Arabic style rather a Chinese style, except in front of the prayer hall, there is the Chinese term, "清真寺" or qingzhensi,which means a mosque (literally 'Temple of Purity and Truth').[2]

Education[edit]

Every Saturday and Sunday, there is a class for young local Muslims, beginning around 8 O'clock to the noon prayer (dhuhr). The mosque also receives 20 students each year for parents who can't afford to send their children to a government school.[3] However, most of them are from the other part of the country, rather in Chiang Mai. The students are both Chinese and non-Chinese Muslims.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 10-04-2008
  2. ^ ^ Forbes, Andrew ; Henley, David (2011). Traders of the Golden Triangle. Chiang Mai: Cognoscenti Books. ASIN: B006GMID5K
  3. ^ http://www.oknation.net/blog/hidayatool/2009/02/02/entry-1