Sultan Abdul Samad Mosque or KLIA Mosque is a mosque located close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2000. The architecture drew influences from Middle Eastern and local Malay styles.The mosque was officially opened in 2001 by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
- Wikipedia (which unfortunately has very little info about this majestic mosque)
I had the opportunity to shoot this beautiful mosque although the weather was quite unfavourable caused by haze (smog). Anyway I concentrated more on the mosque’s stunningly beautiful interior especially its stained glass.
I will provide more information on the mosque once I got it and will post here.
Enjoy the pictures.
The beautiful dome of the KLIA Mosque
The dome in a frame
The interior with intricately designed ceiling
The beautiful stained glass
The mosque from outside
The opulent interior of the dome
The magnificent stained glass with Islamic motiffs
The ubiquitous Islamic motiffs
The art of drawing with light...
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Masjid Abidin is Terengganu‘s old state royal mosque built by Sultan Zainal Abidin II between 1793 and 1808. The mosque, which is also known as the White Mosque or the Big Mosque, is located in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. The old Royal Mausoleum is situated near the mosque.
During the reign of Sultan Umar, the mosque was replaced with one made out of bricks. Tengku Panglima Besar later extended it with three round pillars and three minarets. The mosque underwent renovation recently, in order to accommodate about 2,500 people in a single prayer session.
Carved on the mosque’s entrance doors and grills are several calligraphic carvings of verses from the Holy Quran, prayers and arabesques.
- From Wikipedia.
I had an opportunity to shoot this beautiful and classic mosque when I stopped by in Kuala Terengganu on my way to my hometown in Jerteh, the nothernmost town of Terengganu.
The weather was very nice and clear resulting in flattering lighting as well as deep blue sky in the early morning. I jumped at this golden opportunity which doesn’t come often considering monsoon season is still on.
Here are some pictures of The Abidin Mosque a.k.a The White Mosque or Masjid Abidin / Masjid Putih in Malay.
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