Magnificent Mosques in Malaysia

Mosques in Malaysia

Here is the list of 8 Magnificent Mosques in Malaysia

1. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Selangor

Overlooking the Garden of Islamic Arts is the magnificent Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, the state mosque of Selangor. Amazingly, it is the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the largest in Malaysia. Named after Selangor's late Sultan who commissioned it in 1982, the mosque is also known as the 'Blue Mosque'. 

2. National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala-lumpur

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.

3. Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Kota-kinabalu

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The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque happens to be the largest one in Kota Kinabalu City and possibly the second largest one across Malaysia. It has been constructed top man-made lagoon making it appear to be floating in the water. The mesmerising mosque is believed to be an epitome of Islamic architecture having been built in the lines of the Mosque Of Nabawi Al-Munawwara. 

4. Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang

Standing with the pious spirit and magnificent architecture since the 19th century, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a beautiful place of worship at the Jalan Buckingham, George Town. The largest mosque in the city, it is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town. Built-in 1801 in Islamic architecture by the Indian Muslim traders, it sits in the neighbourhood of Tamil Muslim residents known as Chulias.

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5. Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is the largest and the second principal mosque in Putrajaya. It looks soul-stirring as it stands majestically in the vicinity of the beautiful Poudre Lake which makes it a must-visit for the tourists and pilgrims. Also known as the Iron Mosque, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque is strikingly modern in terms of both aesthetics and complexity of design and technology used. 

6. Penang Floating Mosque, Penang

Located at Tanjung Bungah Road, Masjid Terapung Pulau Penang, popularly known as the Floating Mosque, is a famous landmark and the first mosque in Malaysia built on the sea. During high tide, the mosque appears to be actually floating when someone gazes at the sea. The Floating Mosque was built to replace an older mosque (Tanjung Bungah Mosque) which got destroyed in a tsunami disaster.

7. Masjid Jamek, Kuala-lumpur

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 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. It was the main place of worship before Masjid Negara (National Mosque) was opened to the public in 1965.
 

8. Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

The principle mosque of Putrajaya, the Putra Mosque is one of the major landmarks and probably one of the most modern mosques in the world. Facing the Putrajaya Lake, it is a perfect blend of Arabic-Islamic designs. Located next to Perdana Putra, Putra Mosque welcomes non-muslim visitors to explore the mosque during the visiting hours. The intricately designed ornate dome of the mosque and the light colours of the stunning facade are a sight to behold.

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