<pre>Arkam Babur Rahman Mosque which is still standing despite the tsunami


Arkam Babur Rahman Mosque, remained standing and did not collapse despite being hit by a devastating tsunami when the earthquake struck Palu. This beautiful mosque was built near Taman Ria Beach, Kampung Lere is indeed experiencing damage in it. But from the outside it is still seen standing only the bridge that connects with the shoreline is gone.

This mosque was only built in early 2011 and began to be used at the end of the same year. when it was not hit by the tsunami, Arkam Babur Rahman Mosque mosque was a very famous religious tourism object in the hammer city. This mosque is able to serve 150 worshipers in the room. The mosque floor is decorated with ceramics imported directly from India. Whereas the outside of the mosque is equipped with colorful lights which become a source of light at night and display beautiful color combinations. There are red, orange, green, bronze, blue, young and white and alternating in seconds.

The mosque pillar will be seen if the sea water is receding. The mosque has an area of ​​121 square meters with 25 pillars supporting the mosque. The pillar was plunged as deep as 10 meters into the sea. The design is very modern. There are four small domes in every corner that have surrounded the main dome. The dome is made with the risk of a large shock, the type of enamel flannel dome. This type of dome is very suitable for areas that have a very high risk of shocks.


So even though the mosque is located on the edge of the sea, the selection of the material still takes into account the aesthetics that add to its beauty. If the water is high, the mosque looks like it is floating. There is a bridge as the road to the mosque is decorated with lights. This area is a favorite place for visitors who want to take pictures.

This mosque was built with the aim of commemorating Dato Karama, a disseminator of Islam in the city of Palu in the 17th century. Datuk Karama was originally named Sheikh Abdullah Raqie. He was a Minangkabau cleric who first spread Islam to the land of Kaili starting at Kampung Lere, Palu Valley (Central Sulawesi) during the time of King Kabonena, Ipue Nyidi ruled in the Palu area. Furthermore Datuk Karama performed his Islamic message to other areas in the Palu valley which was inhabited by the Kaili Tribe community. These areas include Palu, Donggala, Kulawi, Parigi and the Ampana area.

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