The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or Blue Mosque is one of the prominent mosques in Malaysia. Aside from being the biggest mosque in the country, the mosque is also the second biggest in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is located in a park at the center of Shah Alam. For your information, Shah Alam is a well-planned modern city sprawled over a large area. It is essentially an industrial and administrative center.
Known as the main attraction in Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque owing to its large blue and silver aluminum dome. Its four 466-ft (142m) high minarets are used to be the tallest in the world. In its early years, the mosque was also listed in the Guinness World Records as having the tallest minaret in the world, a title it had lost to the King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. In addition, the mosque can accommodate up to 24,000 worshippers and is reputed to be the largest in Malaysia.
The attractions of the mosque lie in its unique architecture that features traditional Malay and Modernist style. Moreover, the structure of the mosque incorporates Malay and Islamic architecture. It is nicknamed as ‘Blue Mosque’ for its blue aluminum dome covered in a rosette of verses from the Qur’an. The main dome of the mosque is the biggest domes in the world, measuring 170 feet in diameter and 350 feet in height from the ground level.
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque was commissioned by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor on February 14, 1974. Construction began in 1982 and finished on March 11, 1988. During the reign of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, Shah Alam Mosque was built between 1982 and 1988.
The beautiful structure coupled with the unique architecture has made the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque a sought-after tourist destination in Shah Alam. In addition, the deep blue color of its dome has also made the mosque a very striking figure in the Shah Alam township. It’s no doubt that the Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is one of the most photographed buildings in Malaysia.
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