Masjid Negara

The semi-open umbrella shaped roof symbolizes the Malay culture of being good host and providing shelter to others. You will hear many tour guides erroneously telling you that the 18* pointed roof of the mosque is to symbolise the 13 states of Malaysia and the 5 pillars of Islam. This error was pointed out by the Badan Warisan in its interview with one of the architects of the mosque.

 

Masjid Negara - Malaysia's National Mosque

Masjid Negara Malaysia or Malaysia's National Mosque

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Masjid Negara Map

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Interesting Mis-Information about the Masjid?

You will hear many tour guides erroneously telling you that the 18* pointed roof of the mosque is to symbolise the 13 states of Malaysia and the 5 pillars of Islam. This error was pointed out by the Badan Warisan in its interview with one of the architects of the mosque.

I really don't know why everyone seems to say that the blue roof has 18 folds. I can only count 16 folds. If you do visit the National Mosque, do count the folds of the roof. Would appreciate if you let me know your findings.

Go ahead and count the number of folds. I can't take a shot from the top so I guess this underside shot should be just as good.

Masjid Negara or Malaysian National Mosque blue roof

Thanks to a suggestion by a fellow guide, S Nasir, I was able to get the Google Earth satellite photo of the National Mosque as shown below. Now we all know, it's definitely 16 folds!

Masjid Negara or National Mosque google satelite photo

Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Naming of the Mosque

The mosque was originally supposed to be named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia but he declined the honor and recommended the name Masjid Negara to reflect the importance of the Islam in Malaysia instead. Your can read more about it at the official website, in the Sejarah or History section. However it's only in Malay, no English version yet.

The mosque underwent major upgrade in 1987 where the pink concrete roof was replaced by cool blue tiles.

Behind the mosque is the Makam Pahlawan or Warrior's Mausoleum with the 7-pointed star shaped roof. This is where some Malaysian political leaders are buried.

The Masjid Negara Consist of

The Grand Prayer Hall

The Dewan

Another view of Masjid Negara

The Heroes' Mausoleum or Makam Pahlawan

Indoor

Outdoor

Other lesser known politicians of Malaysia are buried in the tombs just outside the white umbrella shaped mausoleum

The Open Courtyard

The Minaret

Ladies Gallery

Yes the ladies have their special place in the mosque. There is a separate staircase reserved only for ladies to access the gallery. It is located in the north end of the mosque.

Masjid Volunteers

Good news!

You may now request for the services of volunteer guides to give you an meaningful tour of Masjid Negara.

These friendly volunteers are really knowledgeable about the masjid.

See Masjid Negara in a different light!

I hope that you found the information about the National Mosque of Malaysia useful and informative, that it has created a desire for you to visit it when you come to Kuala Lumpur.

Thank you for dropping by, and here's a toast to your health and happiness, and may god bless you wherever you are.

May these information provided in this website be your humble guide to this enchanting land.

And after you've visited the mosque, what do you think of this claim, that

Masjid Negara Is This The Most Beautiful Mosque in Malaysia?

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Other mosques in Kuala Lumpur: Masjid Jamek, Masjid Wilayah

 

 

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