This mosque’s distinct red and white patterns and tall minarets
can be seen from every part of this Sri Lankan town.
Jami-Ul-Alfar, known locally as the Red Mosque,
is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
It was commissioned in 1908by Indian Muslims who traveled for business
and needed a place of worship while in Sri Lanka.
设计者和建造者为H.L. Saibu Labbe
The designer and builder was H.L. Saibu Labbe,
and the original structure only took one year to build
and was completed in 1909.
He was influenced by Indo-Saracenic architecture,
which is a hybrid of Indian and Islamic styles.
The best example of this is the mosque’s pomegranate-shaped domes.
The mosque started small;only 500 to 1,000 people gathered.
But it has since grown and expanded to be six floors
to accommodate around 10,000 worshipers.
Apart from being a majortourist destination for visitors,
Jami-Ul-Alfar is also the main placeof worship for Sri Lankan Muslims.