Zahir Mosque

Unique with its black dome instead of gold, Zahir Mosque is one of the famous mosque in Kedah State, build upon the grave of fallen Kedah warrior who fought Kingdom of Siam and it’s british ally

Kedah, Malaysia

Coordinates: 6.120000, 100.365000

The Zahir Mosque is a mosque in Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, and the state mosque of the state of Kedah.

The Zahir Mosque is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia, having been built in 1912. The Zahir Mosque has been voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.

The mosque were build upon the tomb and grave of fallen Kedah warrior that die during Siamese invasion of Kedah.

The design was inspired by the vision of the late Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II, who was in turn inspired by the Azizi Mosque of the Langkat Sultanate in North Sumatra.[1]

The state’s annual Qur’an-reading competition is held within the premises of the mosque.

The colour scheme of two tone black and white really makes the building stand out.

The five black painted domes, a large one surrounded by four smaller domes represent the five pillars of Islam are especially striking for the way it contrasts against the white of the rest of the building

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The masjid ground is opened to public, very serene and nice to appreciate the lovely architecture. Shoes are to be removed if you want to enter the masjid.

One of the oldest mosques in Malaysia; parking could be congested during peak prayer times and festive seasons, a chosen place for newlyweds photography, and a very serenity place for Muslims to pray.