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Magnificent Mosques in Malaysia

Malaysian Mosques have interesting stories to tell, based on the history & multicultural society in Malaysia, which has influenced their architectural design. Invoking immense tranquillity & a deep sense of devotion, here are 20 Mosques in Malaysia

Federal Territory Mosque (Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan), Malaysia

Featuring a blend of the 16th century Ottoman architectural design with traditional Malay craftsmanships, it is designed to be a “mosque in a garden” construction began in March 1996 & was completed in August 2000

The Putra Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Building began in 1997 & completed two years later. The pink-domed Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite & includes a prayer hall, courtyard & learning facilities. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers

Albukhary Mosque, Alor Setar City, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

With Turkish and Persian architectural influences, this new landmark of Kedah also includes a medical centre, senior citizen academy, learning centre and orphanage centre within its complex

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Shah Alam, Malaysia

The country's largest mosque & also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia by capacity. Its most distinguishing feature is its large blue & silver dome. The mosque has four minarets, one erected at each corners

Masjid Lapan Kubah, Kampung Lapan Kotak, Malaysia

Also known as Masjid Russia due to the architectural resemblance to St. Basil's Cathedral in Russia, it’s easy to be enchanted by its bright colourful domes. Built to replace an old wooden century-old mosque

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Based on the Nabawi Mosque in Medinah, it is partially surrounded by a man-made lagoon. A capacity for 12,000 worshippers, it is also home to a palliative care clinic & a fish farm in partnership with Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang, Malaysia

Built in 1801 by Indian-Muslim traders who settled in Georgetown & is listed as one of the city’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A renovation in 1930 gave Masjid Kapitan Keling its present appearance

Masjid Ubudiah, Perak, Malaysia

One of Malaysia’s most stunning mosques, it’s located beside the Royal Mausoleum on Jalan Istana at Bukit Chandan. Constructed during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak, it was a thanksgiving for his recovery from an illness that plagued him