Masjid Istiqlal: The Indonesian National Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal or Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and has the highest capacity. This national mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “independence”. The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. In 1950, four years after independence, KH Wahid Hasyim and H….

Masjid Cut Meutia: The Landmark of Gondangdia

Masjid Cut Meutia or Cut Meutia Mosque is located in Jl. Cut Meutia, Central Jakarta. This mosque was once office of the first architect and real estate firm in Indonesia, N.V. De Bouwploeg founded by Pieter Adriaan Jacobus Moojen. This is why the architecture of the mosque does not look like most of the mosque….