Masjids in Burma

Masjids in Burma or Myanmar

Masjids damaged by SPDC THUGS in Taungoo (English)

SPDC Military Generals not only ordered their affiliated THUGS to destroy the Masjids, they refused permission to rebuild or renovate those damaged masjids even after almost a decade. 

May be this is also a blessing in disguise, Allah had kept them to use those damaged Masjids, when the time come to PROSECUTE those SPDC Generals, Than Shwe, Mg Aye, Shwe Man, Thein Sein and Khin Nyunt. Unrepaired Masjids whould become a very visible evidences to prosecute all those criminals at ICC for the Crimes against Humanity and GENOCIDE.  

Please look at the damaged Masjids in my blog, Masjids damaged by SPDC THUGS in Taungoo (English) 

And now kindly read this List of Masjids in Mandalay at Wikipedia, which I had contributed. 

All the Masjids are century old and ancient, although there is an enormous increased in Muslim population, there is no new Masjids as NO Muslims are allowed to build the new Mosques in Myanmar. 

Even to get the approval to renovate, we need to give a lot of “presents” to central and local military authorities. But no Renovation could ever allow exceeding the old size even if the Masjids have extra land. When compare to new worshiping places built and most of them sponsored (patronized only) by military leaders, we could see the UNFAIR ATTITUDE of these authorities. 

List of Masjids in Mandalay.[1]During Pagan Min reign, Mindon Prince and brother Ka Naung Prince run away with their servants to Shwe Bo and started a rebellion. U Bo and U Yuet were the two Muslims who accompanied the princes. Some Kala Pyo Burmese Muslim artillery soldiers followed them.[2] 

In the Royal Defence Army, many Cannon-crew members were Kindar Kala Pyos and Myedu Muslims.[3] Captain Min Htin Min Yazar’s 400 Muslims participated to clear the land for building a new Mandalay city. Kabul Maulavi was appointed an Islamic Judge by King Mindon to decide according to the Islamic rules and customs on Muslim affairs. Burmese Muslms were given specific quarters to settle in the new city of Mandalay[4] King Mindon donated his palace teak pillars to build a mosque at North Obo in central Mandalay. His Majesty also permitted a mosque to be built on the granted site for the Panthays Burmese Chinese Muslims.[5] Inside the Palace wall, for the Royal Body Guards, King Mindon himself donated and started the building of the Mosque by laying the Gold foundation at the South-eastern part of the Palace located near the present Independent Monument. This Mosque was called the Shwe Pannet Mosque. That mosque was destroyed by the British to build the Polo playground. The King donated the rest house in Mecca for his Muslim subjects performing Hajj. 

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