Sandakan Jamek Mosque
Masjid Jamek Sandakan
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionSunni
Location
LocationSandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Sandakan Jamek Mosque is located in Sabah
Sandakan Jamek Mosque
Shown within Sabah
Geographic coordinates5°50′28.69″N 118°7′5.87″E / 5.8413028°N 118.1182972°E / 5.8413028; 118.1182972Coordinates: 5°50′28.69″N 118°7′5.87″E / 5.8413028°N 118.1182972°E / 5.8413028; 118.1182972
Architecture
Completed1890

The Sandakan Jamek Mosque (Malay: Masjid Jamek Sandakan or also known as Masjid Jamek Sheik Hasabollah At-Tohiri) is a mosque in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Opened in 1890, it is the oldest mosque in Sandakan, part of Sandakan Heritage Trail.[1]

History

The mosque was opened in 1890 by Damsah, a Muslim cloth merchant from British Raj (present-day India). During World War II, the mosque become a hiding places for the town Muslim populations from the Japanese. The Japanese military believes the mosque could also become the hiding place for British soldiers that leading them to shot the mosque several times during the war.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Tamara Thiessen (2012). Borneo: Sabah - Brunei - Sarawak. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 217–. ISBN 978-1-84162-390-0.
  2. ^ "'Sandakan Heritage Trails'" (PDF). Borneo Sandakan Tours. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.