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 10,000 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 also exhibits stained glass panels by artist Antonio Dumlao.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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  • Eye-catching gilded roof. While did not exactly was the liturgy of the hours, but in the rest of the time available for that. Loud prayer flowed from the speaker. In the area can only come from the Quiapo Church and entered the one down the street, pretty low quality of life, and many Christian around the city. I wonder if this strange feeling that comes from them.
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  • probably because the majority of agam Dah jdi khatolik very hard in the encounter of the mosque here. but in this kawasn there is one mosque terv = manilka se walapunn great not very large. and being the only mosque. bdan halal food is also available here.
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  • Manila and philippines in general is predominantly Christian. So the area of Golden Mosque and vicinity provides the life of muslin in Manila. It is interesting to see the surroundings area. Many musl...  more »
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  • i get a chance to offer Friday prayer here in my last visit to phil, it was beautiful and peaceful.
  • We are Very Proud to be Muslim in this Country, Laa ilaha ilallah Muhammad arRasulullah
  • Masha allah.... Those people who wanna convert to islam...please recites this kalimah... LA ILAHA ILLAHU MOHAMMADUR RASOOLILLAH.. meaning. I bare witnessed that thare is no god but ALLAH.. And prophet MOHAMMED is his messanger.... If u hav any douts regarding islam... Feel free to text me on fb... Mynuddin shaik
  • Its good place to hotel and halal food and to to know other Muslims
  • Sana maka punta din ako dito sa golden Mosque...

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