Just like in Indonesia, the majority of the population in Malaysia is Muslim. Here you can find many mosques as places of worship. Among the mosques, several mosques are famous for their uniqueness and beauty. Not only as a place of worship, but you can also enjoy the beauty of the architecture as well as learn about the history and development of Islam there. As in the mosques below.
- Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
The main mosque in Kuala Lumpur is located at the Jalan Duta Federal Government Complex. It covers an area of 5 hectares and combines Ottoman and Malay architectural styles. This mosque has 22 domes made of a mixture of glass fiber fabric and epoxy resin. This mosque can accommodate 17,000 worshipers at once.
- Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor
The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque features British Victorian architectural style, including its four stunning minarets. Even so, the materials for this building come from Turkey and Czechoslovakia. The mosque is built on a hill on Lido Beach and faces south of Tebrau which separates mainland Malaysia from Singapore.
- Zahir Mosque, Kedah
The mosque, which is located in the heart of Alor Star, is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia. This mosque was built in 1912 and has a Moorish architectural style. The five large black domes symbolize the Five Pillars of Islam. This mosque is also known as the Zahrah Mosque or the King’s Mosque.
- Sultan Sulaiman Mosque, Selangor
This mosque in Klang is the royal mosque of Selangor. The mosque was built by the British in 1932 and inaugurated in 1934. The Sultan Sulaiman Mosque combines Western Art Deco and Neoclassical architectural styles. There are some interesting features such as the Royal Stairs (royal staircase) from Alam Shah Palace and the royal tombs here.
- Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Jamek Mosque is located along Jalan Tun Perak. The mosque combines Moorish, Islamic, and Mughal architectural styles. This mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. The mosque was built in 1907 by British architect Arthur Benison Hubback but was only inaugurated in 1965. Around the main hall are three domes flanked by brick minarets over 25 meters high.
- Al Bukhary Mosque, Kedah
Not only a place of worship, but Al Bukhary Mosque is also the newest and most impressive landmark in Alor Setar, Kedah. This mosque is inspired by the mosques found in Turkey and Iran. There are seven turquoise domes with the main dome featuring intricate Arabic motifs. It is reminiscent of the Uzbek madrasa in Samarkand.
- Ubudiah Mosque, Perak
This mosque belonging to the Silver Kingdom stands in the city of Kuala Kangsar. This mosque was built during the time of Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I. However, it was only inaugurated in 1917. Its uniqueness lies in the golden dome which symbolizes the glory of Islam. This mosque was damaged during World War II.
- Sabah State Mosque, Sabah
The State Mosque of Sabah is located at the Sembulan Roundabout of Kota Kinabalu. The mosque combines Islamic architecture and contemporary design. This mosque is dominated by light gray with a touch of gold on the dome. The minaret of this mosque has a height of 215 feet.
Well, that’s 8 mosques that have a unique and beautiful architecture in Malaysia. You can visit these mosques when traveling there. Not only for Muslims, but the mosques were also open to the public. So even non-Muslims can see and learn about the history and architecture, but of course, there are some rules that you have to obey there.