The Golden Mosque, Manila

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Masjid Al-Dahab is situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, Philippines, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.The Golden Mosque acquired its name for its gold-painted dome as well as for its location in Globo de Oro Street. Under the supervision of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, construction began on August 4, 1976 for the visit of Libya's President Muammar al-Gaddafi, although his visit was cancelled. It now serves many in Manila's Muslim community, and is especially full during Jumuah prayers on a Friday. The mosque can accommodate up to 3,000 worshippers.The mosque incorporates a mixture of foreign and local influences. Its dome and erstwhile minaret are patterned after Middle Eastern structures whereas its geometric designs borrow much from the colors and variations of ethnic Maranao, Maguindanao, and Tausug art. The curved lines are based on the serpent motifs in Maranao art. The mosque used to exhibit stained glass panels by artist Antonio Dumlao. . The glass panels are now at the Far Eastern University.According to the mosque administrators, the minaret was torn down due to problems in structural integrity at the time of former Mayor Lito Atienza. There are already plans to rebuild the minaret as donations from all over the world are pouring in to reach the target of 12 million Philippine Pesos. The measurement of its dome is 12 meters in diameter and 10 meters in height
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  • A big reason in front of Quiapo Church in Manila famous step alley has a large mosque that makes you uncomfortable around different odd and the streets of Quiapo certainly walked 5 minutes ago! Certainly is a refuge of the Muslims residing in Manila here Manila Golden Mosque is the building itself is not old----effect and to visit the entrance to tell the guards came out like Imam who from Office and staff. People often went away, they go up into the Interior of the mosque Street Guide and feel "I just look at the inside"----mosque in everyone seemed busy taking a NAP. But this mosque near the dangerous atmosphere drifts. Tourists are walking and quite noticeable. Streets is the brink than say a downtown slum district. As another way to enjoy Muslim food you want to eat is a folksy restaurants around the mosque.
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  • I went there after i finished my visit to Quiapo Church and it's not that far from each other so you could consider a cross-religious tour to sightsee both places  more »
  • I really like made in a Muslim was allowed entry. That was just staring at the entrance. Mosque in particular places. Okay well around children or playing well, or lay down the local people inside the mosque, has stuck to the daily life of the local people.
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