Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque
|Sheikh Karim-ul Makhdum Mosque|
|Location||Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines|
The Sheik Karimol Makhdum Mosque is located in Barangay Tubig Indangan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, the Philippines. It is the oldest mosque in the Philippines and was built by an Arab trader, Sheikh Makhdum Karim in 1380. It was first thought that the pillars of the old mosque found within the current mosque are the pillars of the original built in 1380. However, studies from the National Museum of the Philippines have confirmed that the pillars found within the present mosque dates back to the 17th century, making them remnants of a reconstruction of the mosque during the 17th century, and not the 14th century. Neverthelles, the four pillars are regarded as sacred and have high status in Philippine culture as they are at least 400 years old and are the oldest known Islamic artifacts in the entire Philippines. The mosque has been declared as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission and a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum.
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- MINDANAW: Oldest mosque needs repair
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