Officially known as Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam is the largest mosque in the Maldives. This 3 storey architectural landmark was opened in November 1984 by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
It is named after one of the most celebrated Maldivian heroes, Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu. The building can host about 5,000 worshippers and serves as a conference hall where official meetings and ceremonies are held, an Islamic library, and a number of offices
It is an impressive whitewashed building marked with a sweeping staircase and a gleaming golden dome, marble flooring, and interior walls decorated with beautiful woodcarvings and Arabic calligraphy.
major tourist attraction of Malé, because of its location near the main jetty, Rasrani Park, Friday mosque, and Mulee-aage, the president’s palace.
Non-Muslim tourists can only explore the interior outside of prayer times, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. A dress code is also strictly enforced, with men required to wear long pants and women a long skirt or dress.