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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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  • Two not the craft (said "under the bridge") market, the Manila Golden Mosque is a peaceful place if not old. Large prayer room open to the wind, a few halal shops at the rear of the speaker and its dome identifiable from a distance. Once past the porch, go to the office report you as a tourist if the security guard forget to take you there. I have received a good welcome.
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  • Every year I come Manila and usually I pray in this mosque the prayer jumaah stars around 1 pm easy access all Muslim neighbourhood  more »
  • The Golden mosque… I had really bad experience there.. And I am not taking my wife there again. Sorry for the long post… [ message for all Muslims – you will never know when you are representing Islam...  more »
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  • 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
  • Sana maka punta din ako dito sa golden Mosque...
  • European Muslims face the hatred, that it came from independent, semi-naked, wandering around the pitch and 2x said to me to go back where I came from, (possibly racist) hypocrites. Local Muslims, 80 percent came from the island of Dava and mindenao where people express down terrorists! The last thing a Saudi citizen was assaulted here !!!
  • Hi ..I'm a Christian and I want to convert as Muslim...how can I convert and who's helping me to convert?where do I go? But the problem is I'm here at Riyadh Saudi and how many times I tell to my madam but she didn't deserving. Every time I tell her about this she's always answering me ok insha'allah only but until now no.... I want to know if even I'm here at Riyadh I can convert as Muslim over the internet or call??? Who's willing to help me about this please...and thank you! #cristina
  • I am a new Muslim where can I find masjid church for converting as a new Muslim plss can anyone help me here