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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

Masjid Zahir, Kedah, Malaysia

One of the grandest and oldest mosques in the country. Built in the year 1912, it’s even been voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world

Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal-Abidin

Serving over 20,000 residents, the masjid's name translates to 'the one (or thing) that is a source of pride for Muslims'.

Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca Island, Malaysia

Built using a mix of Middle Eastern & Malay craftsmanship, it looks like a floating structure when the water level is high. Its structure has two intersecting archways lead to the main entrance & stained glass

Masjid Kristal, Terengganu, Malaysia

This grand structure, more commonly referred to by its English name, the Crystal Mosque, looks like it came straight out of a Steampunk universe. It is located at the Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man

Razaleigh Mosque in Gua Musang, Malaysia

Designed after the Masjidil Haram, the Razaleigh Mosque in Gua Musang has become a new tourist attraction in Kelantan

Masjid Cina, Melaka, Malaysia

A Chinese-style mosque in Krubong, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the third such mosque in Malaysia after the ones in Kelantan and Perak and was developed by the Malacca Chinese Muslim Association. It has two pagoda style minarets

Masjid Negeri Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pahang, Malaysia

Named after the first modern Sultan of Pahang that established the present royal family in the state. The original space-age design consisted of a big dome and a rocket-like minaret

Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah (Terengganu), Malaysia

Located near Kuala Ibai River, this mosque uses mosaic tiling to good effect. If you go at the right time, you'll see the mosque reflected in the water

Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Officially Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque, it is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, and built in 1909.

Dato Panglima Kinta Mosque, Ipoh, Malaysia

The historic Dato' Panglima Kinta Mosque built in 1898 by the Dato' in memory of his wife. Designed in Mughal style with a striking blue dome. In the compound of the mosque is an old wooden building which was once a religious school

Masjid Negeri Sultan Abu Bakar A mosque with a very 'Victorian English' look. It was built just before the turn of the 20th Century and is one of the state mosques in Malaysia.

Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah The Tengku

Tengah Zaharah Mosque or the Floating Mosque is the first real floating mosque in Malaysia. It is situated in Kuala Ibai Lagoon near the estuary of Kuala Ibai River. The mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture influences


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