Sheik Karimol Makdum Mosque

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Sheikh Karim-ul Makhdum Mosque
Sheikh Karim-ul Makhdum Mosque
Basic information
Location Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines
Geographic coordinates 4°53′53″N 119°50′57″E / 4.8980533°N 119.84924509999996°E / 4.8980533; 119.84924509999996
Affiliation Islam
Country Philippines
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1380

The Sheikh Karim-ul Makhdum 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, Sheikh 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 Historical 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 Sheikh Karim-ul Makhhdum Mosque in Tubig-Indangan, Simunul, Taw-Tawi, as a National Historical Landmark" (PDF). National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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