Masjid Al Fatih Kepatihan

Geographic space unit : Masjid Al-Fatih Kepatihan
Adress : Jalan Kepatihan No. 5 RT. 06 RW. 01 Kelurahan Kepatihan Wetan
Ward : Kepatihan Wetan
Subdistrict : Jebres
City : Surakarta
Proviince : Jawa Tengah
Koordinat : 7º33’52”S 110º49’54”


Nord : Perumahan
East : Jalan Kepatihan
South : Kantor Kelurahan Kepatihan
West : Perumahan
  Description : This mosque is located on Jalan Pamedan Kepatihan No. 5 RT. 06 RW. 01 Kepatihan Wetan Village, Jebres District, Surakarta City, Central Java. The location of this mosque is to the north of the Kepatihan Wetan Village Office, or south of the Surakarta District Attorney’s Office.

The mosque is in the Kepatihan complex. On the south side of the mosque there are stables for horses and carriages or gedhogan.

Originally the mosque building was just one room, which is now the main prayer room. Inside the main prayer room there are four saka guru and reinforced by eight saka swamps made of teak wood. On the right and left of the mihrab of the Al Fatih mosque there are large windows with sills and shutters made of teak wood with the addition of iron bars.

The pulpit is made of carved wood which is placed near the north window adjacent to the door to Paestren. The carving on the pulpit in the form of a srikaya fruit contains a message so that anyone who delivers a sermon that is full of meaning as guided by the Prophet Muhammad SAW.

There are five doors from the east side to the main prayer room. The main door, which is in line with the mihrab, has calligraphy that says Allah with the addition of leaf-shaped carved ornaments. To the right and left of the main door, there are two more doors which have calligraphy that reads Muhammad. The two doors each have a door on its side.

The two doors on either side of the main door have calligraphy that reads the first four caliphs of Islam, who are believed to have been leaders after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. The four people known as the Rashidun Khulafaur were Abu Bakr, Umar bin Khattab, Uthman bin Affan, and Ali bin Abi Talib.

The mosque’s foyer as an open space is shaded by a pyramid-shaped roof.

The roof of the Al Fatih mosque is in the form of a tajug with shingle material like most old mosques which are related to royal power. There is the addition of mustaka on the roof of the mosque which symbolizes makrifat, namely the level of submission to Allah in stages up to the level of strong belief.

  Area : Building area            : + 300 M2
  Present condiition : Al Fatih Kepatihan Mosque is well maintained. Renovated several times, most recently in 1992.

The renovation was in the form of installing tiles on the walls of the mosque to reduce maintenance costs such as painting.

  History because the number of worshipers exceeded the capacity, so a two-layer additional building was made at the front of the mosque, which was completed in 1992.

Third, in 2019 paving blocks were installed for the courtyard of the mosque and renovation of bathrooms for boys and girls.

  Ownership and/or Management Status : Ownership is with the Ministry of Religion and managed by the Muslim community around the mosque.

Cultural Heritage