Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque

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Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque
Basic information
Location Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines
Geographic coordinates 4°54′0″N 119°51′0″E / 4.90000°N 119.85000°E / 4.90000; 119.85000
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1380
Specifications

The Sheik Karim al Makdum Mosque is located in Tubig Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, the Philippines.[1] It is the oldest mosque in the Philippines and was built by an Arab trader, Sheik Makhdum Karim in 1380. The original pillars of the old mosque can still be found inside the new building.[2] It is also declared as a National Historial Landmark by the National Historical Commission[3] and a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum.

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  1. ^ Madale, Nagasura (October 6, 2003). "A Look at Philippine Mosques". National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ MINDANAW: Oldest mosque needs repair
  3. ^ "Resolution No. 4, s. 1998 Declaring the Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque in Tubig-Indangan, Simunul, Taw-Tawi, as a National Historical Landmark". National Historical Commision of the Philippines. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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