Monday, April 18, 2011

Acts Mosque Built One Night

There are hundreds of places of worship Muslims in Jakarta is an old building, even more than four centuries old. The oldest one is the Mosque of Al-Alam, in Kampung Pulo Marunda RW 07 Marunda, Cilincing, North Jakarta.

The mosque that stood since the 1600's, has its own historical value. Location Mosque located exactly on the coast Marunda is one of 12 objects coastal tourism destinations in North Jakarta.

It is said that Masjid Al Alam (Al Auliya) Marunda, built in just one night. Many heroic stories emerged from the mosque, including Si Pitung.

The arrival of pilgrims from various regions, not separated from the history of Masjid Al Alam privilege which was built by Walisongo.

"This mosque was built Walisongo with tempo last night, while traveling from Banten to Java," said M. Sambo, son of Isaac, vice chairman of Masjid Al Alam. "Therefore, the original name of this mosque Al Auliya, the mosque was built saints of God," he continued.

Meanwhile in separate places, characters Betawi, Alwi Shahab, said the founder of the mosque of Al Alam is Fatahilah and his army in 1527 AD, after defeating the Portuguese in Sunda Kelapa.

There is a belief in society Marunda, that Fatahillah build Masjid Al-Alam in a single day. Although different opinions, both Sambo and Alwi Shahab said the same thing that Al-Alam Mosque was built in just one night, though the reason they are different footing.

Departure from the tempo of development, it is not surprising that the mosque which accuses it similar in size to be special for the community Marunda particular, and Muslims generally. Especially when considering that the Masjid Al-Alam also full value of the history of resistance against the occupiers.

One hundred years later (1628-1629), continued Alwi Shahab, when thousands of soldiers attacked the headquarters of Mataram led Bahurekso VOC (now Jakarta history museum), the soldiers of Islam are first stop in Marunda to maneuver the struggle.

Alwi Shahab narrative that, in line with the explanation Sambo about half oval-shaped hole that sits at the left of the mosque of Al Alam. According to him, the hole is used as a reconnaissance against enemy armies.

"Not only Demak army, but also Si Pitung, Si Ronda, Jampang Si, Si Mirah and others have hiding here from the pursuit of the Netherlands. They can survive because according to the story, if they are hiding in the mosque is not going to look." Alwi said.

In the meantime, see the architecture of Masjid Al Alam will be reminiscent of the Demak Mosque model, but more a mini-scale size 10 × 10 meters. Joglo shaped roof supported by 4 pillars leg round like chess pawns.

Mihrab that fits with the size of the body protrudes into the wall, located to the left of the pulpit. This mosque is unique berplafon two meters from the floor inside.

Then, on the left side of the mosque, was once a pond that is used to wash the feet before entering the mosque. This is reminiscent of the architecture of the Great Mosque of Banten Lama. The difference is, swimming in the Great Mosque of Banten is located on the front page of the mosque.

Some parts are still original mosque. Among these are the walls of the mosque in the main room which has a thickness of about 27 cm and contained a window decoration in the room pengimaman. "That was also the original, it is made of jade," he continued.

In addition, Sambo also shows a carved stick around like a snake. According to him, stick it quite special and only issued every Friday during the sermon.

"Sticks This mysterious arrival. All of a sudden come here through the water," he said.

Today, the mosque which is situated on the beach is never quiet. Always diziarahi, especially every Friday night Kliwon with routine activities of istighotsah.

So is the old well that hundreds of years old is located next to the mosque to this day the water was still flowing and never dry.

With the privilege of Masjid Al Alam, both the values ​​and history of heroic resistance karomah its founders, in its development also brings benefits to the community around Marunda, whether related to Islamic values ​​and rizki.

With crowds of pilgrims, the public can take advantage by selling food in the vicinity of Masjid Al Alam. Especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

Such privileges or Masjid Al Alam Al Auliyah Marunda. Although built in just one night, but the benefits seem to hundreds of years.

"The building contains Javanese culture, Arab, and Europe," he said. Javanese style roof joglo seen on two floors, the style of Arabic calligraphy carvings visible on, and European styles seen in four pillars supporting the roof of the mosque.

When Ramadan arrives, many pilgrims, from Jakarta and from the region, from the beginning until the end of Ramadan. By 10 days of Idul Fitri, the more people who come to beriktikaf.

"After making their usual pilgrimage to iktikaf Si Pitung home while enjoying the atmosphere of a public beach Marunda," said Safe



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