Guthia Mosque

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Guthia Mosque
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Guthia Mosque
Guthia Mosque is located in Bangladesh
Guthia Mosque
Shown within Bangladesh
Basic information
LocationWazirpur, Barisal
Geographic coordinates22°49′09″N 90°15′01″E / 22.819293°N 90.250270°E / 22.819293; 90.250270Coordinates: 22°49′09″N 90°15′01″E / 22.819293°N 90.250270°E / 22.819293; 90.250270
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionHanafi
Architectural description
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleIslamic
Date establishedDecember 16, 2003
Construction cost200 million BDT
Specifications
CapacityApproximately 20,000
Dome(s)20
Minaret(s)1
Minaret height58 m (190 ft)
MaterialsMarble Stone

The Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex, commonly known as Guthia Mosque of Barisal, is a mosque complex of Bangladesh having a land area of 14 acres, comparing to the 8.30 acres land area of the national mosque Baitul Mukarram of the country.[1][2] The Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex consists of a Mosque, a huge Eidgah, a graveyard, three lakes, Madrasa and an orphanage.[2] Established on December 16, 2003, Guthia Mosque is also a tourist spot in Bangladesh.[3]

Construction[edit]

Construction of the mosque complex began in December 16, 2003 under the supervision of SAS Foundation.[4] The complex is a private initiative by Sharfuddin Ahmed, a local politician, and a businessman.[3] The mosque took four years and one month to be completed. The complex was designed by a group of Bangladeshi architects.[2]

The cost of the construction in those times was 200 million BDT. The complex was inaugurated on October 20, 2006, with three great lakes, a mosque, an orphanage, a madrasa, an Eidgah and 58 meters high minaret constructed of white marble.[5]

Architecture[edit]

The mosque complex stands on 14 acres. The mosque itself consists of 20 domes. The three lakes surrounding the mosque are situated so that they reflect the whole mosque from different angles. Gardens are placed around the lakes and the mosque. A number of calligraphies of Ayatul Kursi are found around the mosque and the inner part of dome of the mosque also has the Ayatul Kursi carved on it. The inner wall of the mosque has the Surat ar-Rahman written on it. The inner part of the mosque has a capacity of 1,400 people, while the outer has a capacity of 5,000 people. Several thousand people can pray in the Eidgah adjacent to the mosque at a time. The 58 meters high minaret of the mosque is the tallest in the country. A graveyard stands on the south-eastern part of the complex.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ দেশের সর্ববৃহত ও সর্বাধুনিক মসজিদ (in Bengali). Daily Manabzamin. July 28, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  2. ^ a b c d অনন্য সুন্দর বরিশালের গুঠিয়া মসজিদ (in Bengali). Daily Naya Diganta. July 18, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  3. ^ a b শিল্পের ছোঁয়ায় গুঠিয়া মসজিদ (in Bengali). Daily Jaijaidin. July 29, 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  4. ^ "History". SAS Foundation. July 29, 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  5. ^ গুঠিয়া মসজিদ বরিশাল (in Bengali). Daily Kalerkantho. September 14, 2010. Archived from the original on 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.