A visit to the National Mosque is well worth it, particularly if you want to learn about the Islamic faith. There are heaps of free pamphlets available, and extremely helpful “guides” do their best to explain Islam and answer any questions presented to them. Opening hours fluctuate and proper dress is required (robes can be borrowed at the entrance).
This mosque includes a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentats.
Its most striking feature is the multi fold umbrella like roof which symbolizes the aspirations of an independent nation. Standing prominently against the skyline is the sleek and stylish 73m high minaret.
The national mosque serves serves as the principal mosque for the city dwellers.
The National Mosque is a modern building but still quite impressive for its huge dimensions. It contains a pantheon where several national heroes and celebrities are buried as well as all the Prime Ministers.
The building is covered by a large umbrella-shaped dome and crowned by a tall minaret which reaches up to 73 metres.
The national mosque should be unique amongst the other mosque. Instead of a dome, the roof is shaped like a partially opened umbrella. Plus factor is tourist are also allowed entry to the mosque. They provide you with the appropriate attire to enter also free of charge.
This building had a unique star shaped done representing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.
It has a 73 meters high minaret.
Proper dress code is imposed here or you will be ask to wear a robe and headscarves are provided.
Operating hours: Open to tourist from 9:00am -12:30p, 2:00pm - 3:30pm and 5:00pm - 6:30pm.
The National Mosque was built in 1964. Since then it has been updated. It truly a beautiful structure and at least 10 degrees cooler than outside, thanks to its tranquil pools of water and the marble floors. The outside prayer area has a blue glass ceiling which reflects creating a glow on the marble floors. You are free to wander the building and should you go the wrong way you are stopped by security guards. I found the experience of walking around the mosque a calming one. The splendor of the deco and design are something very special and unique.
With its unique multi-fold umbrella-like brightly-coloured roof, the National Mosque presents a contemporary image of traditional Islamic art and culture.
The building serves as the principal mosque for city dwellers.
If you are coming from the old KL Railway Station, you would catch sight of the National Mosque on your left.
This beautifully constructed building has a 75m minaret and a central roof that at first glance appears to be a partially unfolded umbrella. It has 18 points, one for each of the country's 13 states as well as the five tenets of Islam.
The mosque, which took three years to construct, was opened on Aug 27, 1965.
Visitors are advised to observe the rules of dressing and decorum which are listed at the entrance.Robes can be borrowed from the desk at the mosque entrance.
Daily 9am to 6pm, except Friday during prayers. Admission Free.
The National Mosque, also known as Masjid Negara, was built in 1965 at a location near the train station so that Muslim travellers could perform their prayers before continuing their journey. The design is based upon the Grand Mosque in Mecca with 48 small domes and the main blue dome which is star-shaped with 18 points, one for each of Malaysia's 13 states and the 5 pillars of Islam. It looks like a semi opened umbrella.
Robes are provided for people that need them. I found this place to be one of the friendliest and most accessable mosques anywhere.
The main religion in Malaysia, Islam is practiced by Muslims, the major race in this multi-racial country. In a day, an Islam is expected to pray five times in the direction of Makkah, the Holy City. Go see it for the beautiful Islam architecuture.
This is a uniquely designed building that embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art. One of the most striking features is the multi fold umbrella that is the roof which symbolises the aspirations of an independent Malaysia. The 73 meter tall minaret stands strikingly against the skyline. The National Mosque is the principal house of worship for the inhabitants of Kuala Lumpur.
The National Mosque (or Masjid Negara) was completed in 1965. Its unique design embodies a comtemporary expression of traditional islamic art, calligrahy and ornamentation.
Visitors are advised to observe the rules of dressing and decorum which are listed at the entrance to the mosque...
Built in 1965, this modern white-marble building is a stark contrast to the Masjik Jamek across the river. The upper deck houses the main prayer hall and a reflecting pool. The Grand Hall is surrounded by deep verandahs which are screened off by white grilles of traditional Islamic designs. The floor of the Grand Hall is carpeted and the remaining area is finished in terrazzo. The Grand Hall is sheltered by a folded-plate roof in the shape of a 'semi opened umbrella' with 18 pleats radiating from the centre.
At the entrance we were told that non muslims weren't allowed but I managed to persuade them to let my partner in. One of the locals also conducted an impromptu tour which was very nice of him. The mosque is very modern and unlike anything I'd seen before.
The minaret is 75m high, and the main dome is designed with an 18-point star to represent the country 13 states and the five pillars of Islam.
Ok, it's like this: If you're into Mosques, then you would want to go see our former national mosque in the city. But this time it's all renovated and lighted up. So a night visit would be lovely just like it is in the picture.
If I were to discribe the history on it, It'll be at least 3478 words. I'm pretty sure most of you know what a mosque is used for but if you so desire for more info on this one here, please drop me an email and I'll send you the info.
Located next to the old Railway Station and Railway Administration building, this is a short walk from the Chinatown area.