Baiturrahman Grand Mosque
Seek spiritual healing within the walls of the majestic Baiturrahman Grand Mosque which will inspire your soul to form an unbreakable bond with the Al-Muhaymin. This ancient mosque is a symbol of Indonesia’s great Islamic history dating back to the 1200s. Some sources testify that the mosque was built in 1292 under the power of Sultan Alaidin Mahmudsyah while others argue it was built in 1612 during the rule of Sultan Iskandar. The mosque was burned to the ground in 1873 and rebuilt in 1879 by Major General Vander. The Baiturrahman mosque proved to be a gift from the All Mighty since it survived the devastating tsunami of 2004. While the houses of Banda Aceh shattered into particles of dust, the mosque stood firm sheltering the residents of the area. As a result, many people believe that the Baiturrahman mosque is protected by Allah. Not only is the history of the mosque intriguing but the facade itself is mind blowing. The body of water in front of the mosque reflects the intricate architecture which includes seven grand domes and seven minarets. Gorgeous chandeliers hang from the ceiling while Arabic inscriptions cover the walls. An epitome of greatness, the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque will restore your belief in the Al-Khaliq while the complex design mesmerizes your presence.