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National Mosque of Malaysia
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. 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.
Masjid Jamek, also known as Sultan Abdul Samad 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.
Federal Territory Mosque
Federal Territory Mosque, also known as Wilayah Mosque is one of the most artistically built mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Established in 2000, this secular mosque is designed in the Ottoman- Malay style. It is quite similar to the famous Blue Mosque of Turkey. Federal Territory Mosque can accommodate around 17,000 devotees at a time.
Masjid Sultan HajiAhmad Shah
Built-in 1997, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Masjid rests inside the famous International Islamic University of Malaysia. With a capacity to accommodate 9000 devotees in the main prayer hall, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Masjid also acts as a centre of Ibadah. The mosque in the Garden of Knowledge and Virtue in IIUM has an exceptional design of the grand dome structure, floral art, and morocco visual art.