Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta)
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-6201 8791 / 67 / 80
FB : Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thanks for the arrangement by Tourism Malaysia, I finally get to visit the grand Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan during the “Raya Getaway Media Trip”. It was my first experience to visit any mosque. For non-Muslim, it is most appropriate to wear modest, loose-fitting clothes. I also wore a headscarf to cover my hair throughout the tour around Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan.
Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is the state mosque situated in the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur. Perched on a gentle hill and surrounded by a moat, this “Mosque in a Garden” appears to be floating on water.
Opened to the public on 25 October 2000, the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, with a built-up area of 47,000 sq meters, can accommodate 17,000 worshippers at a time.
It is one of Malaysia’s largest and modern mosques, with a spectacular mix of Islamic designs and architectural styles from Turkey, India, Iran, Morocco, and Malaysia, all in perfect harmony. The geometric designs, Arabesque patterns and intricate calligraphy bring beauty to a true work of art.
The huge prayer hall has magnificent Islamic designs and features. The mehrab has inlays of semi-precious stones embedded into carved marble, skilfully crafted by the descendants of artisans who built the Taj Mahal.
All 22 domes in the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan are covered with turquoise-glazed tiles, which inspired by the Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul and the Masjid Imam of Isfahan.
The cool verandas lined with Moroccan-styled archways and spacious courtyard with the Main Arch complete a panoramic view.
Intricate wood carvings of flora patterns by Malaysia’s best wood carvers adorn the doors, screens, and the mimbar.
They offer a wide range of facilities to cater for all segments of the community. Friendly and knowledgeable Masjid volunteers will take you on a journey that will enrich your understanding of the Masjid and its place in Islam, and make your visit truly memorable, In shaa Allah (God Willing).
For more information on Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, kindly visit their official website at www.masjidwilayah.gov.my.
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