The Macau Mosque & Cemetery

Ramal dos Mouros, Macau

The Macau Mosque & Cemetery

The Macau Mosque was constructed sometime in the early 1980s in a historic quarter overlooking the reservoir and the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. It is said that the Mosque was built by Muslims serving in the Portuguese army recruited from regions such as Goa and Mumbai. The adjacent cemetery is another place of historic importance. It serves as the final resting place of several Parsi and Muslims of historical significance. Some of the graves here are more than one hundred years old indicating the arrival of Islam in Macau well before the construction of the Mosque. This mosque stands as further testament to Macau’s claims to multicultural tolerance throughout the centuries. The IAM of Islamic Association of Macau is also headquartered here and was founded in 1935.

 

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