Istiqlal Mosque, or Masjid Istiqlal, (Independence Mosque) in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and has the highest capacity.
This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence, and named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “independence”.
The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. Within Jakarta, the mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral.
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Article Title: Istiqlal Mosque : Jakarta, Indonesia
Short Description: Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Sunni mosque in term of capacity.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate
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