Masjid Al Abrar (Beruwala)

Masjid Al Abrar is a Muslim Mosque located in Beruwala in Kalutara. It is considered one of the oldest mosques established in Sri Lanka.
Masjid Al Abrar, Beruwala

Masjid Al Abrar, also known as Buhari Mosque (Sinhala: බේරුවල බුහාරි පල්ලිය, මස්ජිදුල් අබ්රාර්), is a Muslim Mosque located in Beruwala in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. It is considered one of the oldest mosques in the country.


This is believed to be the oldest mosque in the country established in 300 A.H. [(920 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2002)]. However, according to another belief, the history of this mosque is related to three Sultans named Badurdeen, Salahudeen, and Muhammad who had arrived and settled on the Mannar coast of Sri Lanka in the 7th century A.D. (Abeyawardana, 2002). It is said that Sadurdeen, the son of Muhammad sailed southwards and selected the present site in Beruwala for the establishment of this mosque (Abeyawardana, 2002).


This mosque was featured on two commemorative stamps (Rs.23 and Rs.4.50), released by the Postal Department on 8 June 2003, to mark the first Arab settlement in the country.

See Also

#) Kachchiwatta Mosque
#) Kechchimale Mosque


1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7.  pp.107-108.

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This page was last updated on 31 March 20214

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