Masjid Al-Ikhlas is a witness to the history of the struggle against Dutch colonial and Belitung community. At that time the simple architecture of this old mosque became the command center of the struggle of people of Belitung.
Built in 1817 in the northern village of Sijuk. The walls of the mosque is brown and has two roof terraces. Besides the mosque there is a meeting hall in the shape resembles a mosque. So the Masjid Al-Ikhlas has two twin mosques.
The architecture of the mosque resembles Belitung’s unique characteristics, this building is still original and still well maintained up till now. The top of the mihrab of the mosque with the improvements listed on Malay Arabic script, reads “diperbaikki 1 Rajab 1370 H”. All parts of the mosque is made of wood materials. Only floor tiles that have been changed.
Sijuk Mosque (Al-Ikhlas)
Jl. Prince, District Sijuk
Established in 1817.
Source: Amazing Bangka Belitung