5 Best Kuala Lumpur’s Stunning Mosques to Visit during Ramadan 2024

Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims worldwide. It's a time for fasting, prayer, self-reflection, and spiritual growth. In Malaysia, Ramadan is celebrated with enthusiasm. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and participate in acts of worship and charity.


During Ramadan in Malaysia, one exciting aspect is the chance to visit some of the country's most beautiful mosques. These mosques are not only stunning architectural landmarks but also places for prayer and community gatherings during Ramadan. Whether they're historic sites from Malaysia's past or modern wonders showcasing the country's architecture, each mosque offers a unique glimpse into Malaysia's Islamic heritage.


  1. Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad



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Masjid Jamek, built over a century ago, is one of Malaysia's oldest mosques. Completed in 1909 under the patronage of the Sultan of Selangor, it served as Kuala Lumpur's main mosque until the construction of Masjid Negara. Located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, it sits on the city's earliest Malay burial grounds and showcases a Neo-Moorish architectural style by Arthur Benison Hubback, resembling colonial structures in Northern India. Conveniently, an LRT station connecting various city destinations is located just outside the mosque.

Reflecting designs from early 20th-century northern India, Masjid Jamek incorporates elements like onion-shaped domes, adapted into Islamic architecture. Its architectural features include multi-foil, semi-circular, and pointed arches, as well as intricate floral and geometric motifs, embodying Middle-Eastern and Indian influences. 

Distinguishing features of Masjid Jamek include a semi-circular mihrab facing the Ka'aba and a wooden-domed minbar, contributing to the mosque's rich architectural heritage. These elements offer visitors a glimpse into Malaysia's historical and cultural tapestry.


Address: Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  1. Federal Territory Mosque 

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The Federal Territory Mosque, covering 47,000 square meters, is a significant symbol of Malaysia's cultural heritage. Built between 1996 and 2000, it can accommodate 17,000 worshippers. Influenced by Ottoman architecture and Malay craftsmanship, it represents tradition and innovation.

Inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, it boasts 22 domes with blue tiles and intricate wooden carvings. Surrounding the mosque are gardens and water fountains, providing a peaceful atmosphere.

The mosque welcomes visitors of all faiths, who must dress modestly as a sign of respect. With its grandeur and serene surroundings, the Federal Territory Mosque is a symbol of unity and spirituality in Malaysia.


Address: Anjung B, Wilayah Persekutuan, Jln Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  1. National Mosque of Malaysia 

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The Masjid Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur's largest mosque and the nation's official Islamic headquarters is situated near significant landmarks like the Museum of Islamic Arts. Completed in 1965, it replaced the ornate Masjid Jamek Mosque, symbolizing Malaysia's shift towards modernity following independence in 1957.

Designed to accommodate 15,000 worshippers, the National Mosque blends modern and traditional Islamic architecture. Notable features include its umbrella-shaped roof, a 73-meter tall minaret, and spacious galleries resembling coconut tree plantations. Fountains and pools in the courtyard symbolize rainfall during the monsoon period. A 1987 makeover softened the mosque's original modernist aesthetic with ornate green tiles on the once-pink roof.

Masjid Negara Malaysia serves as a symbolic focal point for Malaysia's Muslim community, embodying the country's break from colonial rule and its aspirations for modernization and unity.


Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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  1. Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq

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Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq, located in Kuala Lumpur's Bangsar suburb, is a prime example of modern mosque design in Malaysia. Built-in 1982 with support from the Islamic Affairs Department, its blend of Mughal and Arabian styles influenced mosque architecture nationwide. Featuring a square layout plan and a unique cube shape, this mosque has become an iconic landmark in Kuala Lumpur's architectural scene.

During its creation, architect Dato’ Ar. Hj Hajeedar bin Hj Abdul Majid collaborated closely with religious leaders to develop a blueprint for modern mosques. This innovative approach allowed the mosque's design to be replicated in other parts of Malaysia and even internationally, including in the Maldives. Inspired by the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur, Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq seamlessly combines tradition with modernity, making it a cherished symbol of Malaysia's Islamic heritage.


Address: Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar, Jalan Ara, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  1. Masjid Jamek Kampong Bharu

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Nestled amidst Kuala Lumpur's bustling landscape, Kampong Bharu preserves Malay tradition amidst modernity. At its heart stands Masjid Jamek Kampong Bharu, initially built with nibong palm trunks in the late 1800s and later evolving into a double-storey timber structure. Responding to community growth, a new mosque was constructed in 1956.

In 2012, a redevelopment project blended tradition with modernity as part of the Kampong Bharu Development Master Plan. Retaining its historic charm, the mosque's updated design integrates contemporary elements, symbolizing Malaysia's Islamic urban identity. With its iconic features like onion-shaped domes and horseshoe-arched windows, Masjid Jamek Kampong Bharu stands as a testament to Malaysian culture's enduring legacy. Besides its architectural significance, the mosque is also renowned for its delicious creamy sweet-savoury porridge, adding to its allure for over a century.


Address: Jln Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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