Masjid Jamek

The Masjid Jamek, or Friday Mosque of Kuala Lumpur, is definitely the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur (but reasonably recent in comparison to other mosques in Malaysia). The mosque really is located at Jalan Tun Perak, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, where it is at the historic confluence of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang. Not easy to take the photograph Masjid Jamek on account of the many coconut trees surrounding it.


This lovely mosque was made by AB Hubback, exactly the same architect who made numerous other buildings in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia which include the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The cash to create it was raised by subscription through the Malay community and Government money. The mosque was constructed within the internet site on the very first Malay cemetery in Kuala Lumpur.

The Sultan of Selangor officially opened Masjid Jamek on 23 December 1909. In attendance is undoubtedly the Resident of Selangor, HC Belfield, and numerous Federal government officers. AB Hubback developed a structure motivated from the Mughal mosque architecture of northern India, such as the Jama Masjid of Delhi.

Cupolas and minarets key the brick partitions and arched colonnades of Masjid Jamek. The prayer corridor is surmounted by three domes. The central dome is 21m (70 ft) substantial. The prayer corridor opens out ideal into a walled sahn or courtyard which is now covered in extra of. About the corners are a couple of red-and-white striped minarets which might be 26.8m (88 ft) substantial. The format of Masjid Jamek is repeated on an additional impressive creation of AB Hubback, the Ubudiah Mosque of Kuala Kangsar.

Masjid Jamek was the main mosque for Kuala Lumpur's Muslim area people till lastly 1965, when Masjid Negara took above that perform.