Jamek Mosque

Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur; it’s located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. The mosque official opened in 1909 after two years of construction by Sultan of Selangor. Before national mosque, Masjid Negara was opened in 1965, Masjid Negara served as Kuala Lumpur main mosque. The mosque has a Moorish architecture.

The mosque was constructed on the 'Malay Burial Ground' - the first Malay cemetery in KL. Before its construction, the remains of the buried had to be exhumed, cleansed and later was transferred to the Gombak Muslim cemetery after a prayer session.

Masjid Jamek was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, the government architect at the time. It cost RM32,625 and the money was raised by subscription from the Malay community and Government funds.

The design was inspired by Mogul mosques in North India. Cupolas and minarets top the brick walls and arched colonnades. Three domes surmount the prayer hall; the central dome is 21.3m (70 ft) high and is flanked by two lower domes. The prayer hall opens out onto a walled sahn (courtyard), which has now been covered over. At the corners are two red and white striped minarets 26.8m (88 ft) high, identical in design with chatris (umbrella-shaped cupolas, usually domed and open-sided) on the top. A large number of small chatris top the entrances and corners of the Mosque.

Until the opening of the National Mosque in 1965, Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur's principal mosque.
Jamik  is derived from Arabic. It means a place of congregation for religious purposes

Advice

Do not visit on Friday around 1200noon – 230 pm, all the Muslim will perform Friday prayer during this time. You will unable to enter the Mosque and stuck in the crowded.




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