Saturday, June 4, 2011

Masjid Kampus UGM, Gadjah Mada University

A. Overview

The main functions of the mosque is a place of worship of Muslims. This concept was then developed to enable the mosque not only be a place of worship, but also as a meeting place, education, economic activity, as well as other activities. Development of this concept is now emerging at Gadjah Mada University Campus Mosque (Masjid Kampus UGM).

Development concept that is now the mosque as seen in the Masjid Kampus UGM is actually an idealization and the real function of the recommendation disseminator of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad. The concept is now starting to look at Masjid Kampus UGM, let alone supported by adequate facilities. In addition to a conducive atmosphere, Masjid Kampus UGM also has adequate facilities and infrastructure to realize the ideal concept of the mosque.

Masjid Kampus UGM atmosphere is very comfortable because the environment is so beautiful with many trees such as palm tree king and resin and neatly manicured gardens. The mosque building is magnificent with beautiful architecture add a cozy atmosphere when they visit this mosque. Supporting facilities and infrastructure fully utilized as a place for meetings, religious studies, education, even economic activity.

Outside the ideal concept above, Masjid Kampus UGM now also serves as a place of religious tourism. Many beautiful places to take pictures make Masjid Kampus UGM be the perfect location for tourists who want to enjoy the sensation of visiting the sights of non-religious mystical atmosphere. So it is no wonder if every time we visit this place, many tourists who take advantage of every corner of the room and the courtyard to take pictures. One of the favorite places to photograph is the gate of the mosque with a panoramic curved arch made of stone.

At the start of construction, this arch gate would be made of 3 pieces. But because of limited funds, only managed curved arch made one until now. 12-meter-tall arch that stands firmly as if the charge is welcome to visitors. After going through the gate arch, visitors will enjoy a view of a pool decorated with fountains. In the middle of the sentence Bismillah pool carved with Arabic script.

GMU Campus Mosque was first built on 21 May 1998 which was marked by laying the first stone by prof. Dr. Sukanto Reksohadiprodjo, M. Com (UGM Rector of the time). In early development, the construction of the mosque committee had only a fund of Rp 60 million. But thanks to the persistence of the committee and contributions of donors from all walks of life who care about the construction of this mosque, which collected enough funds to create a magnificent mosque and the campus representative to fulfill the ideal of a mosque.

Masjid Kampus UGM used for the first time on December 4, 1999 or 5 days before the first of Ramadan 1420 H, after spending the funds amounting to Rp 9.5 billion. First floor and second floor and the courtyard can accommodate crowd of 10,000 people.

UGM Mosque Campus Architecture is made by combining local ingredients and imported best quality. The main door of the mosque and leaves the door made of high and covered by wrought iron. While the walls on either side of the door covered with tiles imported from the United States, India, and some local products to the middle pole.

Floor of the mosque made of marble and ceramic green, red, and brown. Ceramics for green flooring imported from Brazil, the red color of the stone (Malang), and brown ceramics from Korea.

Pillar of the mosque is also wrapped with ceramic and brass. Ceramic green to pole mosque imported from Brazil. While all are made of brass, such as accessories to the pole, wall, calligraphy, to the chandelier imported from Cepogo, Boyolali. Decoration in the sanctuary, were copied from one of the mosque mihrab in Iran are visualized by GMU architectural engineering students by taking inspiration from the form of house bees.

The atmosphere, facilities and infrastructure, as well as ongoing activities at Masjid Kampus UGM make this mosque as a miniature civilization worthy of being called an Islamic society. Masjid Kampus UGM has indeed functioned as a center for various activities, both religious activities, tourism, and education.

B. Feature

UGM Mosque Campus Architecture is a mix of architectural styles Nabawi Mosque, Chinese culture, India, and Java. Nabawi Mosque architectural style evident in the arches of the main building with ornate calligraphy inscription meaning that glorifies the name of the Creator.

Sentences and the holy verses-to-back up to the pulpit of the mosque. One of the article means: "Verily, prayer, ibadahku, life, and my death, only to Allah, the Lord cried all the worlds".

Regions that were previously in the form of the Chinese cemetery, inspired architectural style buildings of Chinese architecture. Inspiration is realized in the ornaments around the mosque are dominant with pink and gold color which is the typical color of the ethnic Chinese.

Indian influence is visible through the mosque courtyard arrangement which adopts building the Taj Mahal mosque. Structuring the yard, such as various kinds of trees planted around the mosque, making the pool equipped with water fountains, and planting flowers around the lotus pond.

Java architecture evident in the main building and the dome of the mosque. GMU Campus Mosque dome-shaped Limasan as a representation of the traditional house-shaped house of Yogyakarta Joglo with Limasan roof. High dome structure reached 32 meters by 21 meters wide. Mosque dome and roof supported by steel frames. The dome is made of transparent material and aluminum golden policarbonat imported from Korea. In the middle of the room there are chandeliers made of brass with a number of bulb as many as 32 pieces. These lights are controlled manually and remotely to reduce it. This light weight of nearly 1 ton.

Materials roof and dome are made transparent to the end that sunlight can enter and illuminate the room mosque. Besides looking at the GMU campus mosque, the concept combines local elements with the elements of Islam are also visible in the architecture of Masjid Al Markaz in Makassar, Batam Great Mosque, and Mosques Campus ITS (Institut Teknologi Ten November) in Surabaya.

The whole architecture of Masjid Kampus UGM done by students of architectural engineering GMU. In addition to the typical ornaments, GMU Mosque also has a 99 meter high tower. High tower suit Asmaul Husna (the names of the Lord is good) which amounted to 99 names. From the top of this tower visitors can see the landscape area of ​​Yogyakarta.

Undoubtedly, if the grandeur of Masjid Kampus UGM is a pride for GMU academic community. Because, to this day Masjid Kampus UGM still listed as the largest campus mosque South-East Asia.

C. Location

Masjid Kampus UGM Mosque Complex is located at GMU campus, Bulaksumur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55281.

D. Access

You can use two-wheeled vehicles (2) and four-wheel vehicles (4) to arrive at Masjid Kampus UGM. If you want to use public transport, you can ride the city bus line 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15, fell right in front of the (gate) Masjid Kampus UGM.

E. Ticket Prices

Visitors who will stop at Masjid Kampus UGM not charged.

F. Accommodation and Other Facilities

One of the existing facilities at Masjid Kampus UGM is a meeting room that also can function as a place of discussion and other activities. In addition, the courtyard was also made very spacious with parking facilities are also spacious.

The board held an active GMU Campus Mosque religious studies. One of them is religious studies organized by Jamaat Masjid Kampus UGM Saladin.

Various other activities, whether they are education, culture, and economy are also frequently held in this mosque. One example of this activity is the exhibition of photographic works from the British Muslim photographer Peter Sanders through the British Embassy on 18 to 23 February 2008.

Active economic activities also take place in this mosque. Every day there are booksellers and accessories Muslim / ah that sell in the neighborhood mosque. Meanwhile, every Sunday, in the vicinity of Masjid Kampus UGM used as a market tiban the famous Sunday Morning. In this tiban market sold a variety of foods, ranging from Sumatra rice cake, chicken opor, until the food packaging; Muslim clothes, ranging from the hood, cap, and clothing koko; youth accessories, shirts, shoes; to ornamental plants.

Text: Tunggul hand in

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