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The Biggest Mosque in Malaysia

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What tourists are saying about the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque

“Speechless. Absolutely breathtaking”

I honestly have no words to describe how amazing and jaw dropping-ly stunning this mosque is. Not only is it one of the most gorgeous places i have ever visited, but it made me feel so spiritual and peaceful upon entering the womens quarter.

Unfortunately i wasn’t as covered as i should have been, but no worries, women can borrow these long gowns to wear, just make sure to bring a head scarf with you to cover your head. Me and my mother visited this mosque for a prayer, and the whole mosque echo-ed upon the men praying beneath us.

It was such an amazing experience and honestly one of the grandest, most special mosques i have ever visited, including ones in Pakistan, Morocco, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this by far had something special about it.

Visited March 2015

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The magnificent Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque.

“The place where your soul have to be”

Mosque is one of the important holy place in Islam. It is the place to pray, to unite the Muslims, giving and sharing daawa, and etc. Mosque is a sanctuary for souls to those who seeks Him (Allah), and plays major part in uniting Muslims with Muslims, and Muslims with non Muslims.

Being the state mosque of Selangor, this is the biggest mosque you could ever find in Shah Alam, and Selangor. The prominent marbles and Arabic decorations on the walls, roof and around the mosque, together with its 4 pillars is so dazzling and amazing that spending time just looking it from faraway won’t be enough for you.

This is holy place for Muslims, so for anyone, Muslims and Non Muslims, there are several do’s and don’t while in here, with wearing covered clothes is the first requirement to be in here. Lucky for you, there are staffs there for tourist to help you getting covered up and guide you throughout the mosque (although the main pray hall is strictly for Muslims only).

Overall, highly worth to visit the place.

Visited August 2015

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The night view is simply beautiful.

“Country’s largest mosque”

Also known as blue mosque by local people and it is the country’s largest mosque. This is an interesting mosque to visit and is clearly used by the local people. It is beautifully tiled and carpeted and is a most impressive structure.

Take the time to sit and look around. It is surprising how much you see. Usually packed during Ramadhan night, for Tarawih prayer.

Visited January 2015

“Truly Asia Bit #9: Majestic Mosque of Shah Alam”

While exploring KL, you should also Explore Selangor further by paying a visit in Shah Alam. One of Shah Alam’s tourist spot is the grand blue mosque as they call or the Shah Alam Mosque. Formally known as the Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Shah Alam is the capital of the state of Selangor, where the federal territory Kuala Lumpur is also located.

I was amazed by seeing the majestic blue dome from afar and when I entered the facility, I though there’s peace. The dome’s inner curve has Arabic calligraphy on it. Take note that there is an entrance specified for non-Muslims and visitors.

Proper etiquette like proper outfit and removal of shoes before entering the mosque have to be followed.

To go there, you take KTM Komuter and alight from the Shah Alam stesen. From there, teksis are awaiting. I had a negative encounter in my walk from the Mosque to the Shah Alam city center so I advise a little caution.

Generally the area is safe and there are a lot of photo taking opportunities not only in the Selangor’s state mosque but also nearby park and city center.

Visited April 2015

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The interior of the Blue Mosque.

“Inspiring place”

I was impressed by the architecture, décor and yard of the mosque. Everything was impressive that I do not have words to describe.

Also, it is interesting to note how the locals are very active in the masjid. There seems to be lots of programs. The locals are very friendly and welcoming to visitors.

Visited January 2015

“Interesting new experience”

I really do not know that much about Islam, but I am always eager to learn new things and experience different ways of thinking. The Blue Mosque is not one of those knock you out of socks attraction, but it’s beautiful and if you take a take guided tour, very interesting.

My guide Sulaiman Ghazali was very friendly, and very knowledgeable. He explained the building of the Mosque, then took me around and showed me the prayer room, the dome from the inside is beautiful.

He also explained the whole process of purifying yourself before going in to pray. It was very interesting.

Make sure you are properly dressed, meaning legs and arms covered. You will also be given the head scarf to wear while you are on the grounds and inside the mosque.

I am staying at the Concord Hotel, so it’s just a short 10 minute walk from there. Be very careful crossing the road, it very busy.

Visited November 2014
Source: Tripadvisor

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The architecture of the mosque is simply amazing.

About the Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

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.

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The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam.

Why is it called the Blue Mosque

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.

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The beautiful modern and islamic architecture of The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

Attractions of the mosque

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.

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You are allowed to take pictures of certain areas inside the mosque.

The reason to build the mosque

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.

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The night view of the Blue Mosque.

What to see at the mosque

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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The inside view of the dome at the mosque.

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