TWMCC Holds 'Mosque Architecture in Indonesia' Online Ramadan Lecture

  • 2024-Apr-01

The World Muslim Communities Council held an online Ramadan lecture titled "Mosque Architecture in Indonesia," presented Dr. Tutin Aryanti, Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory and a member of the Dwelling Culture Research Group at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

Dr. Aryanti discussed the spread of Islam in East Asia, explaining that it reached the region through trade contacts between Muslims and local populations in the 13th century.

Dr at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia said, 'The mosque in the past was similar to the temple in previous religions, and embodied religious life within the Community'

She emphasized the distinctive architectural character of Indonesian mosques, highlighting the meticulous care given to their design and construction. She also pointed to Masjid Agung Demak, one of the oldest mosques in East Asia, as a cultural center for Islamic education.

Dr. Tutin Aryanti pointed out that 'Muslim scholars were focusing on tolerant practices and teachings.' Explaining that 'in Malaysia and Indonesia, the Islamic religion was viewed as a special entity'

TWMCC is an international non-governmental organisation that functions as a think tank. It supports Muslim community organisations and associations by helping them improve their operations, collaborate effectively, and adopt innovative approaches


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