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MUST-SEE: Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy is an oldest and an ancient mosque in Male City. Built in 1656 by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the mosque is beautifully decorated with arabic scripture on its wall. Back in the days, the mosque was divided into three sections, one for the royal families, the other for the ministers and the last one were for the commoners. Everyone gathered here to pray. 

There is also a popular folklore that narrates about a mythical creature called 'Fuludhigu Handi', who will sneak into the cemetery (adjoining to the mosque) during mid day prayer time. This creature will then dig up skulls from the graveyard and play with sand. It is to be believed that this strange mythical creature does not like to be seen by people. But it's identity was soon to be revealed when a young lady called Aaminaabi accidentally bumped into Fuludhigu Handi when she went to mosque to collect drinking water from the mosque's well one day. 

Hukuru Miskiiy is located near Munnaaru. You cannot miss it since these two unique monuments are in the same compound.