Old Mosque of the Magic Tree Sago

Old Mosque of the Magic Tree Sago:
In eastern Indonesia stood a very old mosque Wapawue historic and always filled with wonders. Not just parents, but the oldest in Maluku because it has been in existence since 1414 AD

In terms of architecture, it could be this is the only mosque made of sago midrib and maintained its authenticity throughout the centuries. Stands on a plot of land by local residents were named Teon Samaiha. Located between the settlements Kaitetu.


Gaba-gaba-walled construction (dried sago midrib), still works fine as a place of prayer, though there's a new mosque in the village.

The main building mosques Wapauwe measures just 10 x 10 meters, while an additional building which is a porch measuring 6.35 x 4.75 meters. Typology of four square-shaped building.

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In this mosque that supposedly saved the Qur'an manuscripts, including the oldest in Indonesia. The oldest is the Mushaf Imam Muhammad Arikulapessy who completed written (hand) in the year 1550 and without illumination (decorative edge). While the other manuscripts are manuscripts that Nur Cahya completed in 1590, and also without illumination as well as hand-written paper on European products.

Well, now we see the magic that always surrounds the mosque ... believe it or not.

A. The mosque itself moved
At first mosque was called Masjid Wawane because it is built on the slopes of Mount Wawane by Pernada Jamilu, a descendant of the Islamic Sultanate of Moloku Jailolo Kie Raha (North Maluku). So it's not in Kaitetu.

Hitu Jamilu came to the land around 1400 AD to spread the teachings of Islam in the five countries around the mountains Wawane, ie, Assen, Wawane, Atetu, Tehala and Nukuhaly.

When the VOC control the earth Moluccan spices, Netherlands disturb the peace of the population of five villages that have embraced the teachings of Islam in their daily lives. Holland then do the decrease in the population of the mountainous area is no exception fifth of the population this country. Feel insecure with the act of the Netherlands, the mosque in 1614 Wawane moved to the village Tehala within 6 miles east Wawane.


There is a saga which is then told from generation to generation ... when the public is told Tehala, Atetu and Nukuhaly down to the coast and joined a country Kaitetu, Masjid Wapauwe Tehala still on the plains.

But one morning, when people wake from their sleep by occult mosque has been at the center of human settlement in the land of Teon Samaiha, complete with all accessories.

"According to our belief (the Kaitetu) mosque was moved by magic. Because according to the story of our elders, when people wake up the mosque was already there," said Ain Nukuhaly, Kaitetu residents.

2. The leaves do not dare

As told earlier, the mosque was originally called Wawane later renamed Wapawue. Place this mosque is in a lot of growing forest of mango trees or mango berabu. In the language of Kaitetu called "Wapa". For this reason, Wapawue means "the mosque which was established under the mango tree berabu."

There is a weirdness that always happens. If there are leaves of the trees in the neighborhood fall, miraculously none of the leaves that fall on it.

3. Can not be destroyed?
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Wapawue mosques are among the historic sites, including an old fort "New Amsterdam" and the old church relics of the Portuguese and Dutch.

When riots erupted in Ambon in 1999, many buildings were destroyed because of the religious conflict. Including the old church was. While Wapawue mosque still standing strong with no interference at all, but is located only about 150 meters from the historic old church and castle.

Miracle or coincidence, Walahu'alam Bishowab


Old Mosque of the Magic Tree Sago