The interior desing of the national mosque of Malaysia – Photo credit: Guwashi999/Flickr
The national mosque of Malaysia is also known as Masjid Negara. It’s considered one of the largest and most fascinating mosques in Southeast Asia with a hosting capacity of 15 000 people.
Built in 1965, it has a modernist architecture inspired from Mecca’s grand mosque. The most special part of the beautiful mosque is the umbrella-like roof with 18 points symbolizing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.
The mosque is composed of a main prayer hall surrounded by 48 beautifully decorated domes, a library, a mausoleum, a courtyard, some offices and an impressive 74 m-high minaret.
The interior isn’t less charming than the outside decorated with marble columns, geometric shapes in roofing and verses from Quran on the walls. The National mosque of Malaysia welcomes non-muslim guests to discover its unique architecture.