‘Jamek’ is an Arabic term which gives the meaning as ‘a place of congregation for religious purposes’. Masjid Jamek was Malaysia’s central mosque until in 1965 when the National Mosque was built near the railway station. Its location is a very beautiful surrounding with palm trees along the borders of the rivers Klang and Gombak.
Masjid Jamek rests where rivers Sungei Klang and Sungei Gombak adjoin. This mosque documents the whole of Kuala Lumpurs history and it is one of the most ancient Masjids in Malaysia. This building is built with a combination of Moorish architecture and this massive structure was designed by Arthur Benison Hubbak. Whilst this colossal holy Masjid finished construction in 1907, it was officially opened by Sultan of Selangor on the 23rd of December in 1909.
The mogul North Indian Islamic Architectures give the red brick marble building an exquisite glamour. The mosque commonly known as Friday Mosque is a must visit by all those who visit Kuala Lumpur. The prayer hall of the Masjid is surrounded by three domes, the central dome being the highest and the other two smaller in size. The holy place is called Friday Mosque because its starts to get filled with crowd visiting the Mosque on Friday.
Just close to this giant landmark is the central market, china town, Little India and Merdeka Square. The Serene and charming environment gives an extraordinary appearance to the Masjid Jamek’s domed tower. The biggest dome was rebuilt after it collapsing in 1990’s. The corners of the construction are decorated with two red and white striped minarets which are identical in design with chatris on top. A lot of these chatris brighten the corners and entrances of the Masjid. It is indeed a unique place of visit to all those who enjoy and appreciate the beauty of Mogul architecture. The mosque can be easily reached by the station Masjid Jamek through Star LRT. All those Kuala Lumpur Visitors should just try out the Masjid Jamek to get a good cultural experience. On your visit to Kuala Lumpur and if you are searching for a Kuala Lumpur Hotel, an excellent suggestion would be the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. This fabulously furnished Hotel in Bukit Bin tang promises excellent hospitality and a comfortable stay for the choosy lodger.