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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mosque Tour: A must do in Kuala Lumpur.

I cannot say how fascinating a recent tour of a Mosque was for me!! Being Christian I haven't quite been able to explain why my "real" knowledge of Islam has been so faint and vague up until now. The tour of the Mosque was both informative and very surprising to hear the obvious links between Christianity and Islam. It was even more refreshing to hear a couple of surprising facts.
On the tour you are encouraged to ask questions so please do.
If religion doesn't interest you, I would still recommend that you go on a tour so that you can admire the magnificent architecture and the intelligent uses of space and shapes to accommodate all sorts of activities.

There are several magnificent Mosques in KL. Some of these are:

Masjid Jamek at the LRT station by the same name. This is said to be the oldest Mosque in KL.
Masjid Wilayah, very close to Solaris and Publika, Jalan Duta. This Mosque combines architecture of The Blue Mosque in Istanbul (hence the Blue Domes), Taj Mahal in India and The Shah Mosque of Isfahan.
Masjid Putra in Putra Jaya the administrative capital of KL, situated on the way to KLIA international airport. This Mosque has a pink dome and is built on the water. It is absolutely breath taking in the evenings!

Please respect the custom of modest attire before visiting any of these Mosques. Modest means that arms and legs need to be covered and ladies need to cover their heads with a long scarf. Shoes must be kept at the entrance. Some Mosques will give you a robe to wear but it would help if  you went prepared.

Masjid Jamek

3 photos of Masjid Wilayah
Tours are free of charge and you are free to chose whether to leave a donation or not.

To book a tour at Masjid Wilayah please email or call Rose Ahmad at:
rose.ahmad23@gmail.com   or +60122102650
In her absence you may contact Bob Borhanuddin at bob.borhanuddin@gmail.com or  +60123257578.


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