National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

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  • National Mosque toilets FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY!

    by Cowsill Updated Apr 6, 2010

    Although there are some pamphlets inside the Mosque, the attendants enforce a policy that the toilets at the main entrance to the Mosque are FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! The attendants prevented my non-Malaysian friend from entering. Although they are not labeled FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! (which is clear in the photos) that is their policy, according to the attendants.

    In the photo taken at entrance to Mosque: Foreground: Men's toilet. Midground: Attendants who refuse entrance to non-Malaysians. Background: Malaysian women exiting women's toilet.

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  • National Mosque toilets FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY!

    by Cowsill Written Apr 6, 2010

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    Although there are some pamphlets inside the Mosque, the attendants enforce a policy that the toilets at the main entrance to the Mosque are FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! The attendants prevented my non-Malaysian friend from entering. Although they are not labeled FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! (which is clear in the photos) that is their policy, according to the attendants. paul.cowsill@gmail.com

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    Dress respectfully

    by austarman Written Jan 24, 2008

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    The mosque stands diagonally opposite the Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station in a five hectare landscaped garden. It's reputed as one of the more beautiful mosques in South-east Asia.
    The umbrella-shaped dome, with 18 points representing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.
    The minaret is 73 meters high.

    Visitors are advised to observe the rules of dressing and decorum which are listed at the entrance.

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    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Cover up in the Mosque.

    by hennanights Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    Me in my blue galabaya

    We spent a lovely hour at KL's Nation Mosque (Masjid Negara). At the entrance you are greeted by a lady who helps you in to a smock like Galabaya and head scarf. Men too are to dress appropriately so its best not to wear shorts as you too will have to wear the smock. The Qur'an dictates that Muslims should lower their gaze and dress modestly, hence the galabaya. Inside there are pamphlets about the Mosque, its community and Islamic teachings.

    Masjid Negara,
    Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia,
    50480 Jalan Perdana,
    Kuala Lumpur.

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    • Architecture

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    National Islamic Museum

    by frankcanfly Updated Sep 30, 2002

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    A 'must see' destination for the culturally aware. There is a great background to help you understand Islam, with local information as well.

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    In Kuala Lumpur, when you go...

    by floss1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In Kuala Lumpur, when you go to the National Mosque or Islam center you will have to dress appropriately. Women must be covered head to foot, suitable clothing is provided.

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