This museum is housed in an old building that once was home to the Melaka Islamic Council. The burgundy-color building is two levels high situated on a raised, tiered foundation - most impressive. For someone who is not too familiar with Islam this was the perfect museum for me to get a brief overview of the religion, its teachings and its practices. There was a section devoted to the history of Islam in conjunction with other world religions. I quite enjoyed some of the newspaper clippings, especially the one about some of the largest/most beautiful mosques in the world. There are numerous displays that showcase clothing, daggers, jewelry, books (Qur'ans), photos, etc. The caretaker is a nice man who let me stay under the overhang during a rainstorm for more than half an hour - after the museum closed.
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