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The citizenry in Addu Midu assembled to be lectured at by a visiting high official of the Malé government: 1979

Mosque of the Judge (Fandiyaaru Miskiy) Addu Midu: Situated within the perimeter of the Koagannu Cemetery, this mosque was built by the Chief Justice Mohamed Shamsuddine after being exiled from Malé to his native Midu with his three sons, in the reign of Uteem Sultan Shuja'i Mohamed Imaduddine I, circa 1660. The chief justice's only crime was omitting a single phrase in praising the Uteem sultan in his Friday sermon. Chief Justice Mohamed Shamsuddine and his children personally undertook the construction of this mosque.

Koagannu Cemetery: Addu Midu

Sheikh Abdul Rahman of Midu. According to HCP Bell Abdul Rahman was a cleric at the Al-Azhar seminary in Cairo in Egypt before returning to the Maldives. His brand of Islam did not find favour with the Maldive establishment. At that time the authorities practised and sanctioned a brand of Islam that took in elements of the indigenous traditions. It was hard to find fault with Abdul Rahman who was "generally admitted to be without a superior among Maldivians in Arabic scholarship". He was convicted for a blasphemous act and sentenced to be flogged and then exiled in 1922. Abdul Rahman was accused of having tied a Koran to his bed-head with a length of coconut-fibre rope. At his trial he claimed that he did so to prevent the Koran from falling on the floor.

Tombstone of Edhurugey Kaiydhaafan: Midu

Tomebstone of Ganduvaru Hassan Didi: Midu

Tombstone of Elhegedharige Fathumaafan

Woman's tombstone inscribed in the Divess script: Koagannu Cemetery, Midu

Man's tombstone inscribed in the Divess script: Koagannu Cemetery, Midu

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