Al-Serkal Mosque
Al-Serkal Mosque
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Experiencing Eid al Adha in Cambodia
Aug 2019
Two years ago, exactly at the same time,  my wife and I were deep in concentration in completing the hajj manasik,  the hajj rituals in mina and mecca. Today, we are celebrating the eidul adha in other ways.  We arrived in Phnom Penh,  the vibrant capital of Cambodia in the of afternoon of yaumul nahr, the first day of muslim worldwide sacrificing the animal as the mark of submission to the Almighty and as sign of selflessness as the meat of the sacrificial animals distributed to the poor and less fortunate. Upon arrival we perchance a visit to the Al Serkal Mosque in Phnom Penh , the newest and biggest , which to me exhibited the tolerance of the government and particularly the solidarity that of the HE Prime Minister Hun Sen towards the minority muslim community of Cham people in Cambodia. The Muslim are truly grateful to the HE graciousness. The next day we proceeded to Kratie Province, about 280 km from the capital, where few pockets of communal muslim Cham people reside. The Muslim Cham constitute  2 percent of the total population of about 15 million Cambodian. We brought along with us money entrusted to us by few friends and families to buy sacrificial animals. The cows were sacrificed at two kampong namely kampong Ro and Tenot and the meat were expeditiously distributed among the kampong inhabitants. It was delightful and joyous day for the kampong folks as some of the poorest of them will only  chanced to taste beef during the eid celebration. Yes, many are poor though not destitute.  Their dwelling and houses speak for itself. Some still depending on water from the great Mekong river or underground water which have to be drilled and pumped out and many are still without proper sanitation. Many are without fixed job and income.  The seasonal flooding of the Mekong river affected a large swath of land in the area for months. The flood water receded painfully slow, sometime will takes months to dry up and thus affected the economic activities and livelihood of the whole community.  We are however told that we are lucky as the seasonal flooding was delayed this time around. Otherwise, our visit will somehow be very much inconvenienced. We actually have factored in all inconveniences we may faced in the trip. We are not here for leisure after all. Seeing the joy of the children and the sparkling in the eyes of the kampung folks are the best reward.  Next year, by the grace of God we will come again to celebrate Eid with these simple kampung folks and we hope to do more for these people even not during the Eid.  Any one interested to join us ?. Let's spread the spirit of Eid al Adha in a more meaningful way. I'd like to quote President Duterte's Eid celebration message : "...Now, more than ever, we are called to lend a piece of ourselves to endeavours that redound to the common good and benefit the most number of people".

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Yus R
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Aug 2019 • Family
Two years ago, exactly at the same time,  my wife and I were deep in concentration in completing the hajj manasik,  the hajj rituals in mina and mecca. Today, we are celebrating the eidul adha in other ways.  We arrived in Phnom Penh,  the vibrant capital of Cambodia in the of afternoon of yaumul nahr, the first day of muslim worldwide sacrificing the animal as the mark of submission to the Almighty and as sign of selflessness as the meat of the sacrificial animals distributed to the poor and less fortunate.

Upon arrival we perchance a visit to the Al Serkal Mosque in Phnom Penh , the newest and biggest , which to me exhibited the tolerance of the government and particularly the solidarity that of the HE Prime Minister Hun Sen towards the minority muslim community of Cham people in Cambodia. The Muslim are truly grateful to the HE graciousness.

The next day we proceeded to Kratie Province, about 280 km from the capital, where few pockets of communal muslim Cham people reside. The Muslim Cham constitute  2 percent of the total population of about 15 million Cambodian. We brought along with us money entrusted to us by few friends and families to buy sacrificial animals. The cows were sacrificed at two kampong namely kampong Ro and Tenot and the meat were expeditiously distributed among the kampong inhabitants. It was delightful and joyous day for the kampong folks as some of the poorest of them will only  chanced to taste beef during the eid celebration.

Yes, many are poor though not destitute.  Their dwelling and houses speak for itself. Some still depending on water from the great Mekong river or underground water which have to be drilled and pumped out and many are still without proper sanitation. Many are without fixed job and income. 

The seasonal flooding of the Mekong river affected a large swath of land in the area for months. The flood water receded painfully slow, sometime will takes months to dry up and thus affected the economic activities and livelihood of the whole community.  We are however told that we are lucky as the seasonal flooding was delayed this time around. Otherwise, our visit will somehow be very much inconvenienced.

We actually have factored in all inconveniences we may faced in the trip. We are not here for leisure after all.

Seeing the joy of the children and the sparkling in the eyes of the kampung folks are the best reward. 

Next year, by the grace of God we will come again to celebrate Eid with these simple kampung folks and we hope to do more for these people even not during the Eid. 

Any one interested to join us ?.

Let's spread the spirit of Eid al Adha in a more meaningful way. I'd like to quote President Duterte's Eid celebration message :

"...Now, more than ever, we are called to lend a piece of ourselves to endeavours that redound to the common good and benefit the most number of people".

Written 15 August 2019
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ilham r
8 contributions
Jul 2019
Nearly all substantial I believe in Phnom Penh. Understand it's a donation from a UAE family. Wish the mosque committee is going to keep on keeping the mosque to the utmost cleanliness of its.
Adequate parking space as well as on the right way to the gate, there are actually rather many halal restaurants
Written 12 August 2019
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK189 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Worth the travel distance. Well maintained garden around it. Some good places to eat around the mosque.
Written 26 June 2019
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ranDyfadlila
Phnom Penh, Cambodia111 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The biggest mosque in Phnom Penh and really awesome decoration inside. Better bring your own sandal to wudhu place.
Written 18 June 2019
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Lass De K
Phnom Penh, Cambodia54 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I have been living in Cambodia for almost three years.
I have visited many places in Cambodia.
This is the biggest spiritual Location " The Al Sarkal Mosque" for all Muslims living in Cambodia. Almost all foreigners Muslim are attending the Friday prayer in this biggest Mosque.
The Mosque is locate adjacent to Phnom Penh Hotel , built on a big land peice with having enough space for car parking.
The Mosque has Male and Female sections seperately.
You can make ablution on the site and there are a few bathrooms built on the left side of the Mosque.
I believe , you will enjoy this biggest structure which Muslim recognize it as the biggest Mosque and respect it as one of their spiritual place.
The Mosque is cooled through Central cooling system.
Written 27 May 2019
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HRS_6
Kluang, Malaysia1,568 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
It is the biggest mosque in Phnom Penh. It is at the back of Phnom Penh Hotel around 50 meters only. A lot of Halal Restaurants and stalls nearby
Written 3 May 2019
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,474 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
big and white masjid. probably made out of the donation from UAE. very clean and green complex within. i liked it.
Written 1 February 2019
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Deen H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia443 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Biggest I think in Phnom Penh. Understand it is a donation from a UAE family. Hope the mosque committee will keep on maintaining the mosque to its utmost cleanliness.
Ample parking space and on the way to the gate, there are quite a number of halal restaurants
Written 31 December 2018
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
A big and so beautiful Mosque in Phnom Penh. Stopped for pray. Nice place for wodoo. Wonderful beauty especially the entrance where you see decorated tiles and grasses. Many people inside, private place for ladies. A must visit place.
Written 26 November 2018
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Shimi
39 contributions
Aug 2018 • Business
The mosque is beautiful, modern and spacious. There are two halal restaurants nearby, Tasleem Halal Restaurant & Saron Thai Halal Restaurant. There are also many halal stalls selling burgers, fruits, etc.
It is a good place to visit and not far from the city centre
Written 22 August 2018
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