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Great Mosque Medan, Between History and Tourism

Written By abdul karim on Thursday, 20 February 2014 | 09:18

Great Mosque Medan 

Medan has a long history, since founded by Guru Patimpus at some Centuries Ago. Medan was established by Dutch colonial and Deli sultanate. And Do you know, if we remember from past time, Deli Tobacco is a famous name from medan. It Quality was reached premium buyer around the world. But, The modern age has broken. All about ancient history of medan only be kept with our memory except old building that spreaded between modern building in this city. And Great Mosque Al-Mashun Medan is one unique heritage , not only consisted by attractive architect , Great Mosque Medan has a valuable history in the past time.

Al-Mashun Great Mosque located in Sisingamangaraja Street Medan, nearby from Maimun Palace . This Mosque was built on 21 August 1906 by Sultan Ma’mum Al-Rasyid Perkasa Alam as the sovereign of Deli Sultanate. This Project needs 1 Billion Gulden to Complete mosque development.

Actually , this mosque designed with architect from Holland, Van Erp. He were ever designed maimon palace before. But, developing process has taked over by JA. Tingdeman , after Van Erp went for call of duty in borobudur restoration project , Middle Java.

A lot of building materials were imported from italia, french , Germany and china. This Building shaped like Mixture between Marroco , Europe and Malay Style . the flaxen colour decorating all side of outside wall, with 8 octagonal domes. The patri windows were beautifull , its like chinese palace.

This Building consisted with primary hall, unique ablution place , typical gate and adzan tower.

Now, Great Mosque Medan still used for worship , religion events and tourism place. Special in Ramadhan month , Great Mosque medan supplying an unique BreakFast for Fasters around the mosque, Bubur Pedas (spicy porridge) always become a specific menu before maghrib prayer. You can found , an old qur’an was kept inside. Every ramadhan Great Mosque Medan paid at least 90 Million rupiah for ramadhan breakfast , The sultanate family’s till keep this place to make a valuable building in medan city.

You can enjoy your day beside the mosque, there is a little park with beautiful pond and garden.

The medan civilian must be proud for this heritage. Like tjong a fie , kasawan square or maimon palace , the great Mosque always make excited as an icon of medan city . So , there no reason for you to not visit this heritage.

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