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    Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque, Banjarmasin - South Kalimantan

    Grand Mosque is located in road Sabilal Muhtadin Banjarmasin City General Sudirman. It lies right in the middle of the City Banjarmasin. Around this mosque there are also Forest City and adjacent to the Park Mascot and Siring Martapura River. Sabilal Muhtadin is the name of the Great Mosque which is located in the capital of South Kalimantan Province, New York.

    The mosque was built as a form of respect and appreciation for the Great Ulema Shaikh Muhammad al-Banjari Arsyad (1710 - 1812 AD) who during his life to deepen and develop the Islamic religion in the Kingdom of Banjar (South Kalimantan). Great Ulama is not only known throughout the archipelago but also known and respected outside the borders of his country, which is up to Malacca, the Philippines, Bombay, Mecca, Medina, Istanbul, and Egypt. Sabilal Great Mosque was built in 1974 Muhtadin above ground area of ​​100,000 square meters. It lies in the middle of the city of Banjarmasin, formerly the Army Dormitory Complex Tatas. In the days of Dutch colonialism, this place is known as the Tatas or the Citadel Fort Tatas. Mosque building Sabilal Muhtadin divided into the main building and tower. The main building of the extent of reaching 5250 square meters of space divided into two places of worship. Two of these rooms have an area of ​​3250 square meters. Space on the inside of the most spacious two-story has reached 2000 square meters. Tower of the mosque consists of a large tower height of 45 meters, and four smaller towers, the height 21 meters respectively.

    At the top of the main building there is a large dome with a diameter of 38 meters are made of gold colored aluminum sheet kalcolour supported by a steel frame structure. In addition there is also a small tower with a dome diameter of 5 and 6 meters. As usual great mosque, Masjid Raya Sabilal Muhtadin also has ornate calligraphy that read the verses of the Qur'an and Asmaul Husna, the 99 names for God's glory and the names of the four main Caliph in Islam. Calligraphy is entirely formed of copper material blacked out by the selection-Arabic writing (calligraphy) are handled carefully and precisely to show the weights and the implied meaning of the scriptures themselves. Likewise contained calligraphy decoration on the door, Krawang and railing, the whole is made of copper material with a form of relief on the basis of art decoration that is widely available in the areas of Borneo.

    Walls and floors of buildings, towers and plazas, also part of the pond which is located in the front yard of the mosque, the whole covered with marble. Space where ablutions, walls, and floors covered with porcelain, was for the whole floor of the mosque plaza lined with ceramic. With the layout as described above, the mosque can accommodate pilgrims Sabilal Muhtadin as many as 15,000 people, namely 7500 and 7500 on the inside of the building on the page. When viewed more closely, the role of ornamental elements on a building will reveal something not only beautiful but also meaningful in the eyes of other visitors. The decorative element may provide an experience that touches the mind and cause all sorts of feelings, such feelings of emotion, awe, solemn, and so on. Nuances of aesthetic insight and technical architect of this mosque is the election really feels to be the basic concept of creativity footing.
    There are three meanings footing Sabilal Muhtadin mosque architect who made the concept of Sabilal Muhtadin ornate Grand Mosque, namely:

    1. Something that can provide and lead to a deeper religious sense.
    2. Decorative ornament that is consistent and in accordance with the functional architecture of the mosque.
    3. Characteristic or identity that shows the wealth of Borneo environmental culture.

    On this basis, the aesthetic element is formed masjidraya in Arabic calligraphy by taking the verses of the Koran, Asmaul Husna, the 99 names of God's greatness and the names of the fourth Caliph of the Islamic Calligraphy Major is then assembled and combined with various elements ornamental motifs typical plants of Borneo. Decorative Borneo is the inventory value on the building traditions of decorative arts building Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque.
    Forms of floral decoration (plants) give the impression of something living and dynamic, while avoiding the tendency to worship the image, like a picture with the theme of human and animal forms. Similarly, the sacred texts are written in the form of beautiful handwriting in Style Naski, Diwani, Riqah, Tsulus and Kufik. This style creates a feeling of richness and flavor of fantasy art for meluhurkan praise to God.

    The overall design of the building mosques with domes, pillars and well-built sturdy and thick and solid walls covered by approximately 14,830 square feet of young beige marble. This layer provides an atmosphere heavy, sturdy and sometimes feels oppressive. This impression arises from both the exterior and interior. The overall situation into consideration in the mosque banguanan consider making an aesthetic element to be placed in the space within and outside the building of this mosque.

    Determination Krawang design for the main door, side door, and walls are an attempt to provide a balance between a sense of weight that caused the physical buildings and mild flavor caused by the opaque nature of these Krawang ornaments. Decorative lighting (chandeliers) which consists of 17 pieces of the unit, hung with thousands of glass balls arranged in a circle about 9 feet in diameter. Chandelier is also intended to engender a sense of light that is placed in contrast to the physical building that feels heavy. Location Sabilal Muhatadin Mosque which is located in downtown Banjarmasin enables the availability of accommodation and a complete facility for visitors. And accommodation facilities such as restaurants and inns around the mosque, available equitably. For the hotel facilities, the City Banjarmasin has several three-star hotel located not far from the mosque.

    To go Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque, visitors can take two routes, namely overland and river. For a landline, visitors can use public transport modes as well as private vehicles. For public transportation, almost all transport trajectory through Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque. Especially public transport route from Banjarmasin to the Old Market. As for the path of the river, visitors can use a motor boat (klotok) from across the river in Yogyakarta. Klotok goal can be targeted to Siring River Sabilal Muhtadin Martapura or mosque. Klotok is usually docked at the pier attractions located not far from the mosque.

    Source: bestindonesiaislands.com




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    Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque Map

    Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque Video

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