Nurul Huda Mosque

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Nurul Huda Mosque
Masjid Nurul Huda di Pasar Baru Durian, Barangin, Sawahlunto.jpg
Nurul Huda Mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationBaringin District, Sawahlunto, West Sumatera, Indonesia
Architecture
TypeMosque
Groundbreaking1921
Specifications
Length12 m
Width20 m
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)1

Nurul Huda Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, located in Baringin District, Sawahlunto, West Sumatra. The mosque, built during the Dutch occupation, has a rectangular building with a tower blending into the main building. Currently, in addition to a function as a place of worship for Muslims, this two-story mosque is also used as a means of religious education for the surrounding community.

History[edit]

There is no definitive data on when the mosque stood. However, local community estimates the mosque may be built almost simultaneously with nearby shophouses, built in 1921.[1]

The mosque initially did not have a dome, appearing more like a church building. Therefore local people then changed the shape of the roof by attaching the dome. Although rumor has it that the building is a former church, this is not the case given the direction of mihrab in this mosque is following the direction of Qibla.[1]

Since its establishment, this mosque was renovated once. The mosque measured 6 × 6 meters when first established, then in the 1980s, there was an overhaul for expansion of the area to 12 × 20 meters. To maintain its historical value, the renovation ensured the building is made the same as the original form, with milestones, walls, bedugs, and towers preserved. The bedug however, is a relic of the Dutch era and non-functioning today.[1]

References[edit]

Footnotes
Bibliography
  • "Masjid Nurul Huda, Peninggalan Belanda". Padang Ekspres. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.