Masjid Dimaukom or the Pink Mosque
Masjid Dimaukom or the Pink Mosque is a mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao, the Philippines. It was built by then-Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom under the administration of President Noynoy Aquino in 2014. The land where the mosque was built was a property of the mayor's family. The mosque was painted pink to symbolize peace and love and was built by Christian workmen to symbolize unity and inter-faith brotherhood. The mosque can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers and is open to visitors of all faiths.
The mosque has a stunning design that features several domes and minarets adorned with silver crescent moons and spires. The structure also has golden accents on its windows and cornices that run around the mosque walls. The mosque has a two-story structure that was completed in 2013, just in time for the Eid al-Adha, one of the major religious holidays of Islam. The mosque has a sign that reads: AHLAN WASAHLAN, MASJID DIMAUKOM, which means "welcome" in Arabic.
The mosque is one of the most visited attractions in Maguindanao Province, as it stands out for its bright pink color and aesthetic appeal. The mosque is also a symbol of hope and change for the people of Maguindanao, who have suffered from violence and conflict for decades. The mayor hoped that the mosque would be a catalyst for peace, love, unity, and brotherhood in this side of Mindanao.