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Jamek Mosque

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Location  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completed  1909
Owner  Majlis Islam Kuala Lumpur
Architect  Arthur Benison Hubback
Affiliation  Islam
Opened  1909
Number of minarets  2
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Administration  Kuala Lumpur Islamic Council
Leadership  Imam(s):Ustaz Mohd Faisal bin Tan Mutallib (2010 - Now)
Architectural styles  Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, Islamic architecture, Mughal architecture, Moorish architecture
Similar  Merdeka Square - Kuala Lu, National Mosque of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Samad B, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Central Market - Kuala Lu

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Jamek Mosque (Malay: Masjid Jamek) is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and may be accessed via Jalan Tun Perak. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, and built in 1909.

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The name "Jamek" is Arabic in origin meaning a place where people congregate to worship. It is also referred to as "Friday Mosque" by the locals.

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History

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The mosque was built on the location of an old Malay burial place at the confluence of Klang and Gombak River. A couple of mosques previously existed in the Java Street and Malay Street area serving the Malay communities, but Jamek Mosque is the first large mosque to be built in Kuala Lumpur. The foundation stone of the mosque was laid by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah on 23 March 1908, and the Sultan officially opened the mosque on 23 December 1909. The construction of the mosque cost $32,625, funded in part by the Malay community with contribution from the British colonial government. Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur's main mosque until the national mosque, Masjid Negara, was built in 1965. The architect was Arthur Benison Hubback who designed the mosque in the Indian Muslim Mughal architectural style.

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The mosque has since been enlarged with extensions built, and the originally open-air forecourt roofed over. One of the domes of the mosque collapsed in 1993 due to heavy rain, but has since been repaired.

Features

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The design of the mosque has been described as a Moorish, Indo-Saracenic or Mughal architecture. A. B Hubback also designed a number of building in similar style, such as the Kuala Lumpur railway station and the Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar. The mosque has 2 main minarets among other smaller ones; the pattern of pink and white banding of the minarets, formed of brick and plaster, has been described as "blood and bandage". The mosque has 3 domes, the largest of which reached 21.3 metres (70 ft) in height. The prayer hall is located beneath the domes.

Nearby is the  SP7  KJ13  Masjid Jamek LRT station that is served by the Kelana Jaya Line, Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line. The station is located between Chinatown and Little India; Dataran Merdeka is also nearby.

Imams and Muadhins of Jamek Mosque

  • Imams:
  • Ustaz Hj. Abdul Halim bin Yatim (1990's - present)
  • Ustaz Mohd Zamri bin Shafie (2004-2013)
  • Ustaz Mohd Faisal bin Tan Mutallib (Chief Of Imams at Jamek Mosque from 2010–present)
  • Ustaz Mohd Saiful Azhar (Chief Of Imams at Jamek Mosque from ?-2010)
  • Ustaz Mohd Hisyam (2012)
  • Ustaz Mohd Syukri (2012–present)
  • Ustaz Ahmad Firdaus (2013 - 2014)
  • Ustaz Abdul Razak (Feb 2015)
  • Muadhins:
  • Ustaz Mohd Al-Shahqafi (2011-2012)
  • Ustaz Mohd Syukri (December 2011-July 2012)
  • Ustaz Nor Azaruddin bin Ahmad
  • Ustaz Mohd Izwan bin Sharif (Until Nov 2014)
  • Ustaz Mohd Hafiz (Since July 2012)
  • Ustaz Mohd Farhan (Since Jun 2013)
  • Ustaz Ahmad Sayuti (Since Feb 2015)
  • References

    Jamek Mosque Wikipedia


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