Friday, April 5, 2013

Zahir Mosque in Alor Satar, Malaysia

Zahir Mosque in Alor Satar, Malaysia
Location: Alor Satar, Malaysia

- Built in: 1912
- Built by: TM Tunku Mahmud Ibni Almarhum Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah
- Special Features & Measurements:
* The site of this mosque was the cemetery of Kedah warriors who had died while defending Kedah from the Siamese in 1821
* Architecture was inspired by Azizi mosque
* 5 large prime domes symbolizing the five pillars of islam
* Covers 11558.3 square meters
* Central Prayer hall is 62 x 62 feet
* One of the oldest mosques in Malaysia
* Was in the list of 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.

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