BLUE MOSQUE

24 Nov

BLUE MOSQUE

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Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah is Selangor’s State Mosque, also known as ‘The Blue Mosque’. Located in Shah Alam, the state’s capital city, the mosque that was built between 1983 and 1987 is said to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is also said to have the world’s biggest dome and tallest minarets. The mosque’s stunning architecture is a clever combination of traditional and modern, with Middle Eastern and Malay design elements. Its magnificent blue dome, which is the mosque’s trademark, is primarily constructed out of aluminium and measures 51.2 metres in diameter. Four minarets measuring 142.2 metres tall flank the building at each corner. Fine Arabic calligraphies made by a renowned Egyptian calligrapher adorn the walls and the main dome. Its windows are fitted with blue stained-glass panels, which render a serene bluish light upon its interior when sunlight shines through them. Its carved wooden pulpit was created by Kelantanese craftsmen, modelled after the country’s old mosques, while its mihrab is covered in antique marble imported from Turkey. Address Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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