Mal Friday Mosque

The Mal Friday Mosque or the Mal Hukuru Miskiy‚ is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Mal, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. Coral boulders of the genus Porites, found throughout the archipelago, are the basic materials used for construction of this and other mosques in the country because of its suitability. Although the coral is soft and easily cut to size when wet, it makes sturdy building blocks when dry.‚ The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.

The mosque is opposite the Medhuziyaaraiy and the Muliaage in Mal. The Medhuziyaaraiy is the tomb of Al-Hafiz Abul Yoosuf Al-Barbari of Morocco , who converted Maldives into Islam in 1153 AD. It is adjacent to the Muliaage.