MASJID TUHA INDRAPURI MAHS-IDN-ACH-ABS-IDP-S-001 INDRAPURI VILLAGE, INDRAPURI,ACEH BESAR, ACEH, INDONESIA
Interlocutors: Ismawardi (caretaker)
Interviewer: Gregorius Dwi Kuswanta (MAHS)
This mosque was once a fortress belonging to a Hindu kingdom. When Islam began to spread in Indonesia starting in the 8th century CE, the fort became a Muslim site. A mosque was initially built on this site in the 900s CE, consisting of a small building with a thatch roof. It continued to develop until it became a centre of education for Islamic scholars during the time of Sultan Iskandar Muda. Presently, the Masjid Tuha Indrapuri is used for Friday prayers and for religious activities during feast days.
The wooden structure of the mosque still contains original elements. Some parts of the mosque have been renovated, including the roof and the floor. The roof was replaced with zinc sheeting (metal) during the Dutch colonial period. The original floor was made of stone and has since been replaced with ceramic tiles. The wooden tower, once used to call for prayer (adzan), is no longer used as the call for prayer is made using an electronic speaker system.