Jami ', Oldest Mosque in Bengkulu There have been many writings which reveal the existence of Jami Masjid 'Bengkulu but the writings on the history of the mosque is still very minimal. The public only knows that the mosque was built by the first president of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno. And Jami 'already established long before Ir. Sukarno was exiled to Bengkulu, which in the 18th century AD Prior to being at the current location, according to an interview with the imam who is also a descendant of Imam in exile bung Karno, the location of the mosque Jami 'is near the beach. The transfer of this mosque by mosque imams because the old location frequently flooded. Mosque architecture was initially just using thatched wooden construction. Construction materials of the mosque quickly obsolete material causes the mosque also rapidly decay, so that in the rainy season the roof often leaked. Having moved to the current place in the first mosque was put on roof shingles. Upon arrival Bung Karno to Bengkulu in pengasinganya, look at the state mosque of concern with the initiative and kepiawain his speech, arouse awareness of people around the mosque to work together to build a mosque. Renovation mosque Jami 'done gradually with bung Karno as commander. The need for building materials all come from the area around the village of Cold Water, Rejang Lembong, North Bengkulu. In the original development section which is still the main room is left only the walls and floors. The roof of the mosque in the form of overlapping 3 levels mean Iman, Islam, and Ikhsan. The most interesting part of this mosque, the inside of the mosque does not have pillars like other mosques in those days. Perhaps that is a hallmark of the buildings constructed by native architect best time (Bung Karno). According to Imam Mosque, during the Bung Karno participate in the renovation of the mosque, always leave home pengasinganya using bicycles guarded by Dutch troops. Before heading to the mosque he always took time to pick imam whose home was not far from the mosque Jami '. Currently Jami mosque 'has had great development the parking lot of the former highway is now on the fence into the courtyard. The road south mosque is now no longer passed later in east mosque is currently being undertaken construction of wudlu and bathrooms to replace the bathroom in front of the mosque. Before the changes were made at this time before the mosque Jami 'had several repairs. Repairs are carried out according to Imam mosque to replace the roof of zinc then replace the floor and some improvements sharing.
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