Masjid Jamek, also known as Sultan Abdul Samak Jamek Mosque, is the oldest place of Islamic Worship in Kuala Lumpur. Also known as Friday Mosque, it is a melange of Mughal, Islam and Moorish style of architecture with a pristine surrounding. The word 'Jamek' in Arabic refers to a place where people gather to worship, and this is rightly so, as Jamek Mosque witnesses visitors from different cultures and beliefs.
National Mosque of Malaysia, commonly known as Masjid Negara, is one of the largest Sunni affiliated mosques of this country located in Kuala Lumpur. It is a perfect reminiscent of the Grand Mosque in Mecca adorned with abstract shapes and intricate geometric lattices. Able to accommodate 15,000 worshippers, the key feature of Masjid Negara is an umbrella-like blue-tile roof with 18 points symbolising the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.
Federal Territory Mosque, also known as Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is one of the most artistically built mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Established in 2000, this secular mosque is designed in the Ottoman- Malay style. It is quite similarity to the famous Blue Mosque of Turkey. Federal Territory Mosque can accommodate around 17,000 devotees at a time.
The ancient mosque of Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Masjid, also called India Mosque or Masjid India, was established in 1883 as a small wooden mosque. It was later renovated with red bricks in 1963. Located in the busy and chaotic streets of Jalan Masjid India Market, tourists also visit the retail shop surrounding the mosque for a lovely shopping experience.
Built-in 1997, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Masjid rests inside the famous International Islamic University of Malaysia. With a capacity to accommodate 9000 devotees in the main prayer hall, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Masjid also acts as a centre of Ibadah. The mosque in the Garden of Knowledge and Virtue in IIUM has an exceptional design of the grand dome structure, floral art, and morocco visual art.
Named after Abu Bakr, Mohammad’s successor, Saidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq Mosque was built in the year of 1982 close to the Bangsar Village of Kuala Lumpur. With exceptional Malay architectural excellence, is divided into three levels. The ground floor with multipurpose halls, library, and classrooms, the first floor with the main praying hall accommodating up to 4,000 devotees and the second floor with an additional praying hall.
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Comparatively a compact and small mosque, Masjid Al Bukhari in Kuala Lumpur is adjacent to the famous Victoria Institution. The inviting atmosphere of Masjid Al Bukhari is open for both Muslim and non-muslim population. Any architecture lover will surely love the dome structure and its intricacies, along with perfect afternoon prayers at Masjid Al Bukhari.
Established in the 1920s, Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque was built upon the land contributed by Bachik Abdullah in the 1880s. The mosque is famous for the Bubur Lambuk cooking event which takes place on the mosque premises. Kampung Baru Jamek Mosque also holds regular renovations.
Built by Abdullah Hukum, one of the pioneers in the development of Kuala Lumpur, this Masjid Jamek Abdullah Hukum is now a part of the heritage of Kuala Lumpur. Amidst the new residential place of KL Eco-city, the century-old Malay stilt house is now on the 7th floor of the building. Masjid Jamek Abdullah Hukum is also restored in the same place. It open for visitors to catch a glimpse of the history it inherits.