The Male Friday Mosque is one of the most established and most lavish mosques in the city of Male, Maldives. Coral rocks of the sort Porites, found all through the archipelago, are the fundamental materials utilized for development of this and different mosques in the nation due to its reasonableness. Despite the fact that the coral is delicate and effectively sliced to estimate when wet, it makes durable building squares when dry. The mosque was added to the speculative UNESCO World Heritage social rundown in 2008 as special cases of ocean culture engineering.
The mosque was worked in 1658, amid the rule of Ibrahim Iskandar. It was worked over a before mosque built in 1153 by the main Muslim Sultan of Maldives, Mohamed Bin Abdullah, after his transformation to Islam. In spite of the fact that the more established mosque was apparently revamped by Ahmed Shihabuddeen in 1338, there are no composed records bearing witness to this. In 1656, Iskandar started assembling another mosque when the old one turned out to be too little to suit the expanding number of aficionados.
Its development, which took one-and-a-half years, was finished in 1658. Constructed fundamentally of coral, the mosque initially had a covered rooftop. The minaret, designed on those at the passageway to Mecca, is encompassed by a seventeenth century burial ground with complicatedly cut headstones and sepulchers.