Malé Friday Mosque (Maldivian - މާލެ ހުކުރު މިސްކިތް) - an antique Friday Mosque, located in the centre of city Malé (Kaafu Atoll, Maldives). The mosque was built in 1658 in order of sultan of Maldives Iskanadar I less than for 2 years. The main material used was coral stone. The mosque is surrounded by a cemetery of XVII century, whose coral gravestones are carved intricately and unique. Object also includes coral minaret.
The mosque has a perimeter of 199 ft (a little bit more than 60 m). The main building, still used for everyday prayers, is divised onto 3 parts:
- Mihrab: The part of the mosque, where imam announces the prayer.
- Medhu Misqiu: The middle part of the mosque.
- Fahu Misqiu: The entrance to the mosque.
Mosque contains some elements of elements of traditional Maldivian arts, for example stone carving and lacquer painting on panels and ceiling.
In 2008 Friday mosque became a candidate to the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO.