Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory Mosque), Kuala Lumpur

14:45 14/7/2012 Exactly just a year ago, after accompanying Summer to visit  at her work place, we dropped by to one of the largest mosque in Peninsular Malaysia, the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory Mosque). Getting there wasn’t that easy since there are no public buses passing along this five hectare site during weekends. We hailed a cab and travel less than 10 minutes from where we started. We opted to take a cab since we don’t want to get lost and the road leading to this mosque is not pedestrian friendly. The moment we alight from the cab, we look dumbfounded upon seing it. Same experience we had when we visit the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya.

Federal Territory Mosque is situated near Federal Territory Government Complex in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The blue dome mosque can accommodate up to 17,000 worshippers at any one time.

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory Mosque) looks so grandiose from a distance and much more getting closer to it. I can’t help but notice and compare how parallel it could be with Masjid Sultan Ahmed, the famous Blue Mosque of Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkish or say Ottoman architecture of this mosque is very obvious.


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Our curiosity lead us in visiting the official website of this mosque. And found out that it has been patterned of that world renowned Blue Mosque of Turkey. Not only that, it’s Dome is almost same as with Masjid Imam of Isfahan, Iran. 
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Visiting Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is like touring different and notable mosques in the world. We’re unlucky upon visiting this place, during an event, so weren’t allowed entering inside the mosque. 
We settled and enjoying its spectacular view from a distance. Dreaming we just visited that Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Sigh!

We walk towards to one of it’s minaret and look above on this massive towering structure. It can’t be deny the minaret is inspired to that of Masjid Nabawi in Medina, Saudi Arabia. This mosque is built by so many inspirations with astounding mixed of Turkish, Persian and Malaysian architecture.
A quick visit to Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is not enough and we would definitely see it more closer and explore what beneath’s inside. Perhaps, a second look would be a lot better.

For more information visit their official website

Religious place worshipers,

Sky and Summer

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31 Replies to “Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory Mosque), Kuala Lumpur”

  1. Rochkirstin Santos says: Reply

    Oh yes I also see the stark similarity between the two structures. Maybe the architects have talked and connived? Or they are meant to be that way for some religious reasons like temples do.

  2. Pehpot Pineda says: Reply

    indeed they look the almost the same.. I think most religious related structure follows a standard look or design

  3. The domes have really nice architectural design and looks the one in Malaysia looks the same as the others.

  4. haven't been to kuala lumpur malaysia yet but i wish to go there next time 🙂 at first glance, I really thought the two mosques are the same, one was just shot at a later time.. so beautiful!

  5. i think mosques in malaysia are well-funded and awesome to look at.

  6. Filipino Bloggers WW says: Reply

    These two mosques, almost looks identical. Both beautiful and great architectural designs.

  7. a-an alfafara says: Reply

    With God's grace, I might be able to visit this place April next year 🙂

  8. Wow! a very imposing mosque. The architectural design is awesome. Malaysia has lots to offer to international tourists.

  9. Yay, what a beautiful mosque. I wish to be able to see one in person. Lucky you. I think Malaysia has a lot of beautiful places that are worth a visit 🙂

  10. Joy Felizardo says: Reply

    What a sight of architectural grandiose! Would love to experience Malaysia and Turkey and see those two mosques, even from a far.

  11. ana karen Banhag says: Reply

    I would love to visit it. We also paid a visit to the grand mosque of UAE (in Abu Dhabi) and it was really very impressive. The architecture and the interior, the details are very impressive which i guess is common on big mosques.

  12. Wow! The Mosque reminded me of the Manila Cathedral probably with the way you took a picture of it.

  13. This structure truly defines a mixture of architectural intelligence. I hope you can take photos of its interior next time you visit the place.

  14. i tried riding the hop on hop off bus like for many times already and have been seeing really amazing mosque! haven't been to this part of KL hope fully soon!

  15. omg! this place is soooo beautiful!!!. The structure and design of it is beyond amazing!!! 🙂

  16. Many mosques here in Malaysia are mostly patterned with famous mosque in the middle east.

  17. Yes, Mosque typically has its onion shape dome and tower or minarets.

  18. MJ, it's near Publika Mall 🙂

  19. I will mye! and will gonna update this entry once I visit inside the mosque.

  20. Elaborate and intriicate designs and patterns are common to big mosques. The one in UAE is truly impressive.

  21. Blue Mosque of Istanbul, Turkey is really astounding.

  22. Correct, Malaysia had a lot to offer aside from Petronas Tower.

  23. Olan Fernandez Emboscado says: Reply

    I love Mosques and will surely include this on my KL trip. 🙂 kuyogi ko ninyu beh. Maluoy. Hehehehe.

  24. Hahahaa, Sure Olan, good thing you arrive in KL on weekend. Makuyugan gyud ka namo og tour.

  25. Lilibeth Torres says: Reply

    Woah that is a beautiful mosque. Too bad you weren't able to go inside. I wonder what can be seen there. 🙂

  26. Mae Shinigami says: Reply

    Cool shots. I love the details of the roof. Too bad you weren't able to go inside. There's always a next time 🙂

  27. the place is insanely awesome!! really in love with the architecture.. and the towers are just so cool!

  28. We'll visit it sooner after Ramadan. and will update this post.

  29. i love this mosque. Kahit naulan eh umeksena pa din aco jan, under construction nung pumunta aco pero maganda pa din tlga xa! 🙂 ang gganda ng mga kuha nyu sky.. 😉

  30. Thanks Riz, it deserves a second visit, tara balikan natin.

  31. Masjid Wilayah Perekutuan or Federal Terrritory Mosque is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Non-Muslims are allowed to enter the Main Prayer Hall accompanied by the friendly and competent volunteer guides. Just go to the Mosque Tour office located inside the "B" entrance to the mosque and you'll be given a free guided tour, pamphlets about Islam, etc. Group visits can also be arranged by prior appointent. If you are there during the congregational prayer times, you can watch the prayer sessions and have questions answered after the
    end of the prayer session. A great place to learn about masjid architecture and learn about Islam. Strongly recommended for every visitor to Kuala Lumpur.

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