In our series, we are introducing beautiful mosques from different countries. This time, the mosques we will get to know are from Malaysia.
Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal)
Named after the materials used in its construction, which include glass, metal, and crystal, this mosque is one of the finest examples of modern Islamic architecture and environmental design. With its grand and unique structure, the Crystal Mosque is located on Wam Man Island within the Islamic Heritage Park in Kuala Terengganu.
The construction of this mosque took 2 years, and it was opened for worship in 2008, accommodating up to 1,500 worshippers at a time. In addition to its magnificent appearance, one of the notable features of the Crystal Mosque is its technological infrastructure, providing wireless internet service, making it a pioneering mosque not only in Malaysia but also in the world.
Ubudiah Mosque (Masjid Ubudiah)
Among the mosques renowned for their architectural excellence, Ubudiah Mosque was opened for worship in 1917 after a 4-year construction period. Built in a Gothic style, the mosque’s golden domes present a captivating sight both up close and from a distance.
The story of the mosque’s construction is rooted in the gratitude of the Sultan of Perak for his recovery from illness. This majestic structure is considered a blessing from Allah by all Muslims in Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Zahir Mosque (Masjid Zahir)
Located in the heart of Kedah, an important region in Malaysia, the mosque is the State Mosque of Kedah. Completed after a 3-year construction, Zahir Mosque was opened for worship in 1915, characterized by its dominant white color. The domes, minarets, and spacious courtyard are all white, giving it a simplicity that easily sets it apart from other mosques.
The annual Quran recitation competition held at Zahir Mosque is popular, and the mosque has been recognized as one of the ten most beautiful mosques in the world.
Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra)
The domes of the mosque are made from pink granite, becoming the symbol of the mosque and earning it the nickname “Pink Mosque.” Able to accommodate 15,000 worshippers simultaneously, this mosque is inspired by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. The mosque has five floors, symbolizing the five pillars of Islam.
With its tallest minaret reaching a height of 75 meters, Putra Mosque is among the most beautiful mosques. Located by the Malacca Strait, the mosque resembles palaces from fairy tales.