The Melaka Museum of Islam was set up to be not
only a display centre of documents and artifacts pertaining to Islam
but also to be a centre for research into the coming of Islam into
Melaka and its subsequent spread to the rest of Malaysia.
The Melaka Museum of Islam is located at a building
in Jalan Kota which used to house the office of the Melaka Islamic
Council ( Majlis Agama Islam Melaka - MAIM). To house the museum
the interior of the building was renovated extensively to reflect
the glory splendor of Islam. The renovation efforts combined the
finest traditions of Islamic art and local and regional craftsmanship.
The Melaka Museum of Islam has eight main exhibition
areas, each with its own theme. The exhibits are arranged in chronological
order to give visitors a quick historical perspective of the coming
of Islam to Melaka and its spread to the rest of Malaysia.
- To portray Islam as Ad-Din (the true and righteous spiritual
path to salvation) and the glory of Islamic Civilization
- To encourage a greater understanding of Islamic knowledge and
be a resource centre for researchers and scholars studying the
history of Melaka and Islam.
- To show the role of Melaka in the history of Islam in the region
and Melaka's ancient links with other centers of Islamic civilization
in places such as India, China, Arabia and other parts of South