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Masjid di Ohrid, Macedonia / Mosques in Ohrid, Macedonia

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Awal 2019, semasa projek jalan-jalan Balkan saya sempat singgah di Ohrid, Macedonia. Perjalanan dari Skopje ke bandar ini sekitar 2 jam dengan jarak perjalanan tak jauh, sekitar 120 km.

Terdapat beberapa masjid di Ohrid yang sempat saya perhatikan.

Rata-rata majoriti penduduk Ohrid ialah Kristian Orthodoks dari keturunan Macedonia. Penduduk Islam adalah minoriti dari keturunan Albania dan Turki yang tinggal di Ohrid. Hubungan antara kaum pernah tegang suatu masa dulu pada tahun 2001 dan ini membawa kepada tentangan non-muslim kepada ubahsuai besar-besaran Masjid Ali Pasha termasuklah membina semula minaret atau kubah setinggi 32 meter.

Masjid Ali Pasha sedang diubahsuai di Ohrid, Macedonia, semasa ziarah ini dibuat awal tahun 2019. Pembinaan minaret setinggi 32 meter ini menjadi kontroversi apabila dapat tentangan non-Muslim di Ohrid.

MASJID ALI PASHA

Masjid ini antara masjid terawal dibina di Macedonia pada tahun 1573M semasa Macedonia di bawah pemerintahan kerajaan Othmaniyyah. (Masa itu Kerajaan Melayu Melaka baru jatuh ke tangan Portugis). Masjid ini dibina atas perintah Suleiman Pahsa dan dinamakan Masjid Ali Pasha sebagai menghargai jasanya. Ali Pasha ialah seorang panglima perang Turki berpengkalan di Belgrade, pada masa itu.

Senibina masjid ini memang unik — bumbungnya segi empat atau lebih, sekali nampak macam hexagonal atau octagonal. Bahan binaannya ialah batu atau batu block yang dibakar, Semasa saya sampai di sini, kubah masjid sedang dalam pembinaan. Kubah yang runtuh diganti dengan yang baru. Terdapat 2 kubah di masjid ini. Terdapat sebuah madrasah di sebelah masjid ini pada struktur asal tetapi sekarang tidak lagi berfungsi.

Masjid ini terletak di kawasan tarikan pelancong. Jadi tiada masalah untuk cari masjid ini. Ada restoran halal Turki berdekatan masjid ini.

Republika Square di Old Bazar di Ohrid, Macedonia. Di belakang ialah kubah masjid Zainal Abidin Pasa.

MASJID ZAINAL ABIDIN PASHA (ditulis sebagai ZEYNEL ABIDIN PASHA MOSQUE)

Masjid ini dibina oleh pengikut2 Sheikh Zainal Abidin Pasha, seorang ulama aliran Sufi. Oleh sebab kesuntukan masa kami tidak sempat menziarah masjid ini. Dikatakan ada kuburan Sheikh ini dan ahli keluarganya di dalam laman masjid.

Masjid ini boleh dilihat dari Old Bazar Square.

Pengaruh pemerintahan empayar Uthmaniyah di negara-negara Balkan tidak dapat disingkirkan dari buku sejarah. Mereka pernah memerintah wilayah ini lebih 500 tahun, membawa risalah Islam ke Eropah selatan.

Sebuah masjid di perkampungan Macedonia. Bila ada masjid, komuniti Muslim tentu besar

MASJID CHARSHI di PRILEP

Kisah masjid Charshi, seperti yang dikabarkan, memang trajis. Prilep ialah sebuah bandar di Macedonia. Masjid ini dibakar oleh etnik Macedonia semasa konflik dengan penduduk Islam dari keturunan Albania pada tahun 2001. Sehingga hari ini, masjid ini dibiarkan begitu sahaja.

Cerita lanjut masjid ini ada di link ini: http://www.prilepinfo.mk/en/architecture/sacred-objects/charshi-mosque

Itulah sedikit sebanyak kisah masjid di Ohrid dan Prilep. Semoga bermanafaat untuk pencinta Islam dan sejarah.

Saya selitkan sedikit cerita pasal bandar Ohrid di bawah ini. Cerita lanjut pasal Ohrid dan Balkan boleh layari bumisepi.com search perkataan “BALKAN”.

Lebuhraya menuju Ohrid, North Macedonia.
Memasuki pusat bandar Ohrid. Penduduk kurang lebih 50k. Sebuah bandar pelancongan.

Ohrid ialah sebuah bandar pelancongan di tepi tasik. Tasik Ohrid antara tasik air tawar paling luas dan paling dalam di seluuruh Eropah. Bila datang sini, wajib naik bot atau feri keliling tasik. Harga 20 Euro satu round. Tasik ini dikelilingi oleh gereja-gereja lama Kristian Orthodoks di atas bukit di pinggir tasik.

Ada banyak pakej bot untuk keliling Tasik Ohrid, Pilih pakej yang sesuai dengan masa dan poket anda.
Angsa putih di tepi Tasik Ohrid, Macedonia.
Wannor menunggu bot sampai untuk berderak sekitar Tasik Ohrid, Macedonia
Oldtown — view from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
Vista dari atas bot di Tasik Ohrid, Macedonia
Vista dari atas bot di Tasik Ohrid
Ohrid City map to guide travellers.

Masjid di puncak bukit di Karak, PAHANG

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Assalamualaikum. Salam PKPB utk warga KL / Selangor.

Ini kisah pergi ke Kg Mancis di Karak, Pahang awal bulan Oktober 2020. Sapa pernah dengar atau pernah sampai ke Kg Mancis? Saya bet tak ramai yang tahu pasal Kg Mancis yg terletak antara pekan Karak dan Kuala Pilah N9.

Itu posting lain. Tapi cerita hari ini pasal sebuah masjid di pekan Karak yang sempat singgah dalam perjalanan keluar dari Kg Mancis.

Banyak masjid di sekitar Karak. Masjid ini yang terbaru, jadi ianya lebih dikenali sebagai Masjid Baru Karak.

Ianya terletak di puncak bukit berdekatan dengan BOMBA Karak dan stesen minyak PETRON.

Masa kami singgah, kami hanya solat di beranda masjid. Tak dibenarkan masuk ke dalam ruang solat utama gara-gara virus corona.

Jalan masuk ke masjid dari jalan utama, berhadapan dengan BOMBAKarak.
Design moden dengan kubah yang tirus kecil. Parking luas.

Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim di MUAR, JOHOR

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Assalamualaikum dan salam PKPB utk warga KL/Selangor.

Hari ini nak berkongsi satu masjid di Muar. Saya sempat singgah bersolat Subuh pada awal bulan September 2020 semasa dalam perjalanan pulang ke KL selepas menziarah sahabat baik di Labis Johor.

Masjid Jamek Sultan Ibrahim.

Masjid tertua di daerah Muar. Pembinaan bemula pada tahun 1925 dan dibuka pada tahun 1930. Lama benar tu. Saya pun belum lahir lagi.

Terletak di tepi Sungai Muar di tengah-tengah bandar Muar.

Senibina asal masih kelihatan.
Ruang solat utama
Jemaah pada waktu Subuh hari kejadian
Antara jemaah Subuh hari itu

Senibina dan hiasan dalaman dan luaran memang nampak keasliannya. Hampir 80% asli. Kolah air memang unik. Parking luas. Ada wakaf di laman masjid. Sesuai untuk musafir berehat sambil menikmati udara segar laut Selat Melaka.

Singgahlah kalau sempat.

Masjid al-hidayah Simpang Ampat Melaka

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Assalamualaikum. Semoga sihat sejahtera belako. Yang sakit tu banyakkan beristighfar dan baca Quran. Ubat bukan penyemboh.

Hari ini nak kongsi satu masjid di Melaka.

Jumaat lepas saya ke Melaka. Ada family Day. Dalam perjalanan sempat singgah solat Jumaat di masjid ini. Masjid ini tidaklah besar sangat. Masjid agak lama. Sebelum dibenarkan masuk suhu badan dan rekod jemaah diambil utk mematuhi SOP covid19. Afiq tak dibenarkan masuk kerana dia demam. Syabas kpd AJK masjid!

Pintu masuk utama ke masjid terletak menghadap jalan sisi bukan jalan besar. Jalan besar agak sibuk tidak sesuai utk parkir.

Masjid ini berhampiran A Famosa Freeport factory outlet dan Taman Tema. Sesiapa bercuti ke sini boleh singgah di masjid ini.

Untuk sampai ke sini dari arah KL, exit tol Simpang Ampat Alor Gajah. Selepas tol pusing ke kiri di bulatan. Selepas sekitar 1 km pusing kanan di lampu isyarat. Masjid ini terletak di sebelah kiri.

Pintu masuk utama ke masjid.

Masjid-masjid di Miri, Sarawak (Mosques in Miri, Sarawak)

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

NOTE: This post was first written in 2013. Info deemed correct at that time. 

With population of more than 400,000, Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak. Moslems in Sarawak generally are Malays, Bruneians and Melanau and others who converted. They are minority group making up about 30% of Sarawak population. In Miri they live around Piasau, Lereng Bukit, Pulau Melayu and Luak Bay, whereas Chinese could be found in Jee Foh, Krokop and Pujut areas. In this posting, I will share some of the mosques in and around Miri, that I have visited during my tour of duty.

Masjid Jamek Miri

Constructed in 1955, probably the oldest mosque around in Miri. This masjid is popular among budget travelers who arrived in the city for the first time and has no place to go. Every Friday night, following kuliah maghrib, decent dinner are served not only to jemaah but also passers by regardless of race and religion. Same with every Ramadan times. A 4-star Hotel Mega and a mid-sized shopping center are located next to the masjid. The prayer hall is air-conditioned. North Yu Seng Road, where most happenings at night in Miri take place is just few steps away from mosque entrance. Halal restaurants are plenty around the masjid. Muara, Serai Wangi, Madly, SCR are few worth mentioning. There are some more behind Hotel Mega. If you walk further up along Jalan Merbau, you will come to Bintang Mall, where you can find fast food chains like KFC, MacDonalds, Pizza Hut, One Station, Coffee Beans, Big Apples, etc. This mall is a popular haunting for Brunei folks looking for excitement during their weekend.

Despite the name, there is no solat Jumaat here, as Masjid Attaqwa is nearby. Parking space is available but very limited. Access is from the back thru Sekolah Agama Rakyat entrance.

This is the first masjid I came with contact with when I first arrived in Miri during Ramadan 2010.

 

Masjid Attaqwa

Masid Attaqwa, with Hotel Imperial at the background

Being the official district masjid, this is masjid frequented by VIPs and politicians and state government officials attending official functions. The structure is quite old and maintenance are bad despite the status as district mosques. Carperts should haen been changed long time ago.

Parking are spacious. Not air-conditioned. Jumaat prayers are performed here. Within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the mosque are Imperial Hotel, Imperial shopping center, Miri City Fan, Pustaka Miri, Wisma Persekutuan, Wisma Kastam, Stadium Miri, Dewan Suarah and  are next to the mosque.

 

Masjid Annaim, Lutong

Masjid Annaim, Lutong, Miri

The biggest masjid north of Miri until Kuala Baram even up to Sungai Tujuh. The masjid is located in Lutong town, some 20 km from Miri city center. Lutong is home for Petronas Carigali and Shell Sarawak and because of this, every Friday, you could notice luxury imported cars filling up the car park.

The masjid epitomizes 1Malaysia concept as it co-exists with a church in the same plot of land. MYY Mall, a shopping mall under construction, is right in front of the entrance to the mosque.

Masjid Piasau Jaya

Masjid Nurul Ehsan, Piasau Jaya

Piasau is a mature neighborhood in Miri, populated mainly by Muslims. Retired government officers and teachers settled down here in a quiet and clean neighborhood full of trees and schools and this mosque. The mosque is huge and clean and recently carpeted (as of June 2012).  Ramadhan is a  ‘happening’ month for this mosque. A lot of parking space. A number of halal restaurants nearby — among them are De Kelate, Alamak, Global Ikhwan’s owned Restoran Ikhwan. Solat Jumaat is conducted weekly at this mosque.

Surau Lereng Bukit

Kampung Lereng Bukit is located alongside Miri-Lutong main road opposite Pelita Commercial Center. If you have been wondering why Miri is known as oil town, you will have easy time to guess what bukit (hill) the name of Kampung Lereng Bukit refers to. The first oil rig in Miri was  built on top of Canada Hill in 1910. From the hilltop you could see the whore Miri and environs and weather permitting, some offshore oil platforms. The kampung is mainly occupied by muslims from Malays and Melanau origins.

The surau is walking distance to Pelita Commercial Center where you can find Servay shopping center, Hotel Grand Palace, Hotel Imperial Palace, Secret Recipe, Cosway, etc. You must cross busy road though to get here.

Masjid Arrayyan, Tudan

Masjid Arrayyan in Tudan, Miri

This masjid is located north of Miri, in the neighborhood of Tudan about 15 minute drive from Miri downtown.  Working class and partly squatters from among Malays and Ibans co-exist in Tudan.  The masjid will be bustling with  activities comes Ramadhan.  Main prayers hall is  air-conditioned. It has a huge compound.

Fully air-conditioned. Limited parking space.  Jumaat prayers conducted here.

Masjid Padang Kerbau

Solat Jumaat is conducted here.

 

Masjid XXXX, Luak Bay

Going south along Tanjung Lobang road toward Bakam, you will come across this masjid.

Solat Jumaat is performed here.

Surau Kg Pulau Melayu

Pulau Melayu is located on a small peninsular between Miri River and South China Sea. Along the river, there are jetties, a gateway to offshore oil and gas platforms operated by PETRONAS Carigali and Shell Sarawak.

Solat Jumaat is performed here. Prayers hall fully air-conditioned.

Surau Darul Ikhlas, Lutong

Surau Darul Ikhlas near Lutong.Miri

This surau is located near Miri Crude Oil Terminal (MCOT) in Lutong, surrounded by villages forming early faces of Miri, along Jalan Miri-Kuala Baram. An old wooden structure, it is probably previously a double storey house  converted to a surau. Hidden from main road, the surau is not easy to find. You need to ask local folk.

Masjid IKBN, Miri

It is located in Permyjaya neighborhood, a fast growing  area of greater Miri.

Located deep inside Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) complex, it is frequented by folks living in the  nearby new housing estates, and of course, the staff quarters of IKBN. With the opening of Giant Permyjaya late 2011, the are has become more exciting.

Fully air-conditioned. A lot of parking space. You must pass by security checkpoint at the entrance of IKBN, which a wave of hand would do. If you are stopped, just say you are going to the masjid and they will let you go with no questions asked. Activities are aplenty especially for IKBN students and sometimes public are also invited, thank to dedicated team of ustaz and ustazah there, one of them I know quite well — Ustaz Azatul, a Perak man with Sarawak heart. At the time of writing, he is still there.

Surau Pujut 9

This is a small wooden surau. Perhaps known to local only as finding it not easy as it is nestled deep inside the Pujut 9. Every Sunday at 9am to 10am, Ustaz M Amin from Petronas Carigali  conduct Kuliah Ahad here, attended by few who are hungry of Islamic knowledge. Last time he was reading Tawhidul Am (Sifat 20).

NOTE: This post was first written in 2011. Info deemed correct at that time.