Eid Al Adha (Haj celebration day), is a festival that is celebrated across the world in Islamic communities. It is the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar which marks the end of Haj, which falls on 31st August this year.
Appreciation of awe-inspiring Islamic architecture is not limited to only Muslims. Beautiful domes, artistic arches and the whole majestic facade have plenty to say about Malaysian history. My first trip to the mosque caught me by surprise as I did not expect myself to be immersed in its designs.
Here are the top 5 most iconic mosques in Selangor recognized by Tourism Selangor
When visiting the holy buildings, do remember to dress decently (covering arms and legs). Remember to bring a shawl or scarf too.
Selamat Hari Raya Haji!
|Appreciation of the mosques is not limited to only Muslims. Masjid Kristal is the first mosque I entered and I still remember the beautiful impression it gave me.|
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Also known as the ‘Blue Mosque’, it is the largest in Malaysia and also in Southeast Asia. It is situated beside the Raja Lumu Lake in Shah Alam.
For details: T +603 5519 9988 / 7966 7977 I www.mssaas.gov.my I GPS 3.078940, 101.519824
The Sultan Abdul Samad Mosque or better known as KLIA Mosque is situated close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
For details: T +603 8319 0200 / 603 8319 0300 I www.mpsepang.gov.my I GPS 2.78782, 101.67645
Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque
The mosque’s architecture is of Western Art Deco and Neoclassical styles. Attractions are the Tangga Diraja (royal stairs) from Istana Alam Shah and a royal mausoleum, mesmerizing stood in Klang.
For details: T +603 3371 6044 I www.mpklang.gov.my I GPS 3.03477, 101.45052
|Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque|
Alaeddin Mosque (City Mosque)
Built in Kampung Bandar, Kuala Langat in 1924 by Almarhum Sultan Suleiman Shah, this mosque was inspired and inaugurated by HRH in 1926. Once the Selangor State Mosque, HRH often read the Friday sermon here.
For details: T +603 5519 0050 I www.padat.gov.my I GPS 2.85791, 101.44299
|Alaeddin Mosque a.k.a. City Mosque|
Sultan Ibrahim Mosque
It is the district mosque of Kuala Selangor. Located at the city centre, the mosque was completed in 1985 and opened by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. It was named after the 18th century ruler of Selangor, Sultan Ibrahim Shah, who reigned from 1778 to 1826.
For details: T +603 3289 1439 / 6331 I www.mdks.gov.my I GPS 3.32833,
|Sultan Ibrahim Mosque|