Masjid Bandar Hilir was built circa 1820, so said the govt page at http://www.islamgrid.gov.my/mosque/detailed.php?id=3001.
Maklumat LanjutNo Daftar: MY-04-MT-00118
Nama Masjid: MASJID BANDAR HILIR
Alamat: KM 1.5, BANDA HILIR, 75000 MELAKA
Where did they get the information?
Who then rebuild the mosque after WWII? Bapak did. With whose $? I don't know.
Who lived next to Masjid Bandar Hilir? Our ancestors, 8 generations of them. They were Arabs from Hadramaut in Yemen (orang dari Yaman).
Where are the graves of these early Yemeni people who came to Malacca? In the graveyard of Masjid Semabok as Masjid Bandar Hilir only had a small plot of land for the graves and that was relocated elsewhere when I lived there till I was 5 (1958-1963). My ancestors lived beside Masjid Bandar Hilir but were buried in the graveyard of Masjid Semabok.
1820 was the Dutch era in Malacca, just prior to its handing over to the British.
Photos of Masjid Banda Hilir
Masjid An-Nur Banda Hilir
All photos are from Bapak's pendrive which I obtained in 2011. He died in 2009.
|Projek: Kerja-Kerja Membaikpulih Masjid An-Nur Banda Hilir, Melaka. Kontraktor: AZH Puncak Bakti Enterprise. Pegawai Penguasa: PERZIM. Tarikh Mula: 22 Januari 2007. Tarikh Siap: 2 April 2007|
|After renovation. The building at right is the old one.|
|Masjid Banda Hilir is now renamed to Masjid An Nur but we still call it Masjid Banda Hilir|