Pekojan Mosque, Witness of Indonesia-Arab Bond

Most of the people passing along Jl. Pekojan Raya, Tambora, West Jakarta, probably do not realize about the presence of an old mosque with high historical values located at the left side of the road.

 

Pekojan Mosque, Witness of Indonesia-Arab Friendship was built in 1214 H (1829) by a Yemeni merchant.

The mosque is not only known as a place where Islamic teachings spread from colonial era until now, but also as witness of historical friendship between Indonesia and Middle East nations, particularly Arabians. No wonder if Pekojan area, where the mosque located, is called as Arab Village.

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