Maoke Mosque in Wenshan

Chinese Name: 文山茂克清真寺
English Name: Maoke Mosque in Wenshan
Keywords: Maoke Mosque in Wenshan, Muslim culture, Muslim architecture
Location: Located in Hongdian Village, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province.

Overview of the Mosque

Maoke Mosque is located in Hongdian Village (红甸乡), Wenshan County, Yunnan Province. The mosque is notable for its collection of horizontal inscribed boards with phrases such as “Dao fits all time” (道冠古今), “All things have the roots” (万有根源), “Light shines the world” (真光普照), and “Education and cultivation” (重教育才). These inscriptions reflect the mosque’s rich tradition of classic education.

Community and Facilities

  • Community: The mosque serves over 700 Muslims, with a total population of more than 2,800 people. The religious leadership includes 21 imams, 143 manias, and 13 hajis.
  • Historical Background: The exact year of the mosque’s establishment is unknown. The original structure was destroyed in 1975 and rebuilt in 1979 with government support.
  • Architecture: The mosque features a newly constructed worship hall in a traditional Chinese palace style. The total building area is 2,747 square meters, including:
    • Worship Hall: 492 square meters
    • Side Rooms: 885 square meters
    • Shower Room: 192 square meters

Visitor Information

Location: Hongdian Village, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province.Maoke Mosque in Wenshan

Accessibility:

  • Transportation: Reachable via local transportation from Wenshan County.
  • Visiting Hours: Open for prayers and cultural visits; check local timings for prayer sessions.
  • Cultural Experience: Visitors can admire the traditional Chinese palace-style architecture and learn about the mosque’s historical and cultural significance.
  • Respectful Behavior: Dress modestly and follow mosque customs during your visit.

Maoke Mosque offers a unique blend of traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture and serves as a center of cultural and educational activities for the local Muslim community. Visitors can appreciate the mosque’s historical significance and its role in promoting education and religious practices.