Maldives Heritage Protection has decided to close the Male’ Hukuru Miskiy (Friday Mosque) temporarily to do urgent repairs at the mosque.
Ministry of Arts Culture and Heritage said that the decision to close the mosque was for the safety of the people attending the mosque for prayers.
An official from the Ministry told One Online that the mosque had to be closed due to a sudden issue that made the building unsafe to hold prayers. And Ministry officials are at the mosque making assessments.
“The hope is to open the mosque as soon as possible after repairs.” The Heritage Ministry official said.