Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sultan Ahmad 1 Mosque

Right in the centre of Kuantan town, stand another prominent structure, the Sultan Ahmad 1 Mosque.

It was built in the early sixties and officially opened by Almarhum Sultan Abu Ri'ayatuddin Al-Muardzam Shah on 28 August 1964. It was originally intended as a district mosque but since the state has no State Mosque, it was recognized as State Mosque

Owing to the fact the mosque was in continuous need of repair, the State Government had decided to replace the mosque base on classical Islamic architecture.

The new mosque costing RM37 million was officiated on 21 October 1994 by his Royal Highness, Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah.

It has 4 distinctive minarets with average height of 180 feet. The mosque can accommodate up to 10, 000 people at any one time.

A clock tower at the mosque compound.

The mosque has an interesting "tree" with Arabic words inscribed on it.

7 comments:

Medie007 said...

oooh we passed by on a Friday a while a go... lotsa ppl...

wenn said...

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June (An Asian Traveler) said...

Great architecture. Where is Kuantan town located?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Mosques of Malaysia are wonderful subjects!!

You are getting a good collection!!

SJB said...

You right, interesting.

dong ho said...

great and grand mosque! but i was most intrigued at the names on those leaf shaped steel designs.

Borneo Falcon said...

June: Kuantan is located at the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia

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