In our series on the Houses of Allah, we are introducing the beautiful mosques from different countries. This time, the mosques we will get to know are the ones in Brunei.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Built in 1992 by Brunei’s Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, this mosque is located in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. It has become the focal point of the capital with its colorful surrounding gardens. Aside from its gardens, it stands out with its golden domes and minarets. Representing Brunei’s 29th Sultan, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, it boasts 29 golden domes. Furthermore, with its artistically designed interior capable of accommodating 5,000 people, it is the largest mosque among those in Brunei.
Kampong Ayer Mosque
Kampong Ayer, known as the Water Village, is a settlement of houses built on water, earning it the nickname “Venice of the East.” The Kampong Ayer Mosque is also situated on water, much like the houses in this unique area.
Built in the style of Morocco, the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque was opened in 2012. This mosque harmonizes turquoise domes with sandstone-colored walls. The handmade ceramic mosaic adorning the interior walls and the courtyard surrounding the mosque are among its most captivating features.
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Named after Brunei’s 28th Sultan, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque was completed in 1958. Its 52-meter minaret stands as the tallest structure in the capital. Additionally, its main dome, comprised of 3.5 million mosaic pieces, mesmerizes observers. The mosque is surrounded by an artificial lake, and the interplay between the lighting and the lake’s reflective qualities creates a truly magnificent sight.