Baiturrahman Grand Mosque Aceh Sumatra

by - June 01, 2019

History of the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque Aceh

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

December 26, 2004 became a dark day for the inhabitants of the West End of Indonesia. At that time the roll of waves as high as 30 meters hit Aceh and its surroundings. This disaster also afflicts Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

In front of the mosque, there is a garden overgrown with grass with accents of several palm trees. Large ponds in the park at certain times will reflect the reflection of the mosque building in front of the whole to produce a very beautiful scenery.

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The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

However, in the midst of the ravages of the building and the victims, there is a mosque still standing strong. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is even a shelter for the people of Aceh from the tsunami hit.

Many of the strong opinions of this building are evidence of the power of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala. However, there are also other parties who say that the construction of the Baiturrahman Mosque is the reason why this building remains standing.



Baiturrahman Grand Mosque was restored several times until the condition and shape became what it is now. At present the mosque has seven domes, four towers, and one main tower.

The position of the mosque which is located in an open field further strengthens the impression of the magnificent because the shape of the mosque building appears as a whole from various directions.


The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

The overall architecture of the mosque is a combination of styles from a number of countries. The main gate that resembles a classic Dutch house style is right in front of the main door which is lined with architectural foyers in mosques in Spain. The door that became a barrier to the main hall of the mosque was in the style of ancient Indian architecture.

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

Entering the main hall of the mosque will be seen a vast expanse of dominant white-colored marble floor space from Italy. The main room is also filled with white support poles with a little decorative accent at the bottom. This white color makes the main room seem more spacious.

The silent witness of the struggle of the Aceh people

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history. This mosque was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda in the 16th century to be exact in 1612. But there are also those who say that the Baiturrahman Mosque was founded by Sultan Alauddin Johan Mahmudsyah in 1292.

The magnificent building that resembles the Taj Mahal in India is the point of all activities in Aceh Darussalam. Even many Muslim scholars from around the world who come to this mosque to study religion.


The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque has a long history

On March 26, 1873, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declared war against the Aceh Sultanate. Johan Harmen Rudolf Köhler was appointed as the leader of the Dutch army to attack Aceh. When Köhler brought 3,198 soldiers. However, this number did not make the Aceh Sultanate's troops tremble. The Aceh Sultanate won and succeeded in killing Köhler.

In those wartime times, this mosque was used by the Aceh Sultanate forces to develop war strategies and tactics. Several heroes from Aceh were recorded, such as Teuku Umar and Cut Nyak Dhien, who also defended the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque.

Ticket : Free
How to get there : By using public transportation. Located in the city of Aceh, it is very easy to visit.
Operational Hours : 24 Hours

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