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Abidin Mosque

Abidin Mosque
Masjid Abidin
سجد عابدين
Basic information
Location Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Groundbreaking 1793
Completed 1808
Minaret(s) 1

The Abidin Mosque (Malay: 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.[1]

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, 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 Quran, prayers and arabesques.


  • Terengganu Royal Mausoleum 1
    • Sultan graves 1.1
    • Tengku Ampuan Besar/Permaisuri (Queen) graves 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Terengganu Royal Mausoleum

Among members of the royal family who have been buried here are:

Sultan graves

Tengku Ampuan Besar/Permaisuri (Queen) graves

See also


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