Malaysia’s Putra Mosque; Combination of Persian, Islamic Architecture

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Enjoying a unique rose-tinted color and Persian-Islamic Architecture, Putra Mosque of Malaysia is one of tourist destination in the Southeast Asian country.                                            


Putra Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the mosques whose architecture is completely different from what is traditionally seen in other mosques, such as brick walls and turquoise blue domes.

In fact, the unique feature of this mosque is its pink color, which is surrounded by the water of Putrajaya Lake in the center of Kuala Lumpur, and part of the mosque enters the lake and it seems that its building was built from a direction in the middle of the water.

Construction of the Putra Mosque began in 1997 and lasted for three years until 1999. Putra was named in honor of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.

This mosque is built on an area of one hectare and includes three parts of the nave, the courtyard of the mosque and rooms for teaching and setting up religious classes.

The courtyard of the mosque has 12 columns that are fixed by a main dome with a diameter of 36 meters and the altar is designed and decorated with works of calligraphy of the Islamic era.

Putra Mosque has 9 domes. The main dome of this mosque is about 50 meters high and has given a special glory to the building.

Another feature of the mosque is that its architecture is a symbol of Islamic and Iranian art of the Safavid period and it can be said that this mosque is a special sight of a combination of Malay, Arabic, Persian and Islamic designs.

For example, the general appearance of the mosque and its architecture is similar to Iranian mosques, and the colored glass used in the doors and windows of the mosque are also made in Germany, which is unique in its kind.

The entrance to the mosque is similar to the gate of ancient Iranian buildings, and its 116-meter minaret was inspired by the “Omar Sheikh” Mosque in Baghdad. The Putra basement walls also remind visitors of the “King Hassan” Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

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