Timings : Saturday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday: 2:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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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. The elegant design of this gigantic 1960s mosque is inspired by Mecca’s Masjid al-Haram. Rising above National Mosque, a 74m-high minaret issues the call to prayer, which can be heard across Chinatown.
Officially opened up for the public in 1965, Masjid Negara was the brainchild of the UK based architect Howard Ashley and Malaysian architects- Hisam Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit outside prayer times; robes are available for those who are not dressed appropriately.