Had a friday prayer in historic and beautiful Masjid Kauman near Johar Semarang. Built in 1739, this mosque was originally located in front of ‘Alun Alun’ (big field) in centre of the city, just like the typical big mosque in any other cities in Indonesia. However that big field was later turned into big marketplace named as ‘Johar’ or ‘Pasar Yaik Permai’, hence it seems like the mosque is now located right in the centre of shopping market.
But Alhamdulillah, this mosque is being preserved and renovated, hence we can still feel the historical and traditional vibe of this old mosque. Masya Allah.