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Kampung Laut Mosque

Kampung Laut Mosque
Masjid Kampung Laut
مسجد کامڤوڠ لاوت
The Kampung Laut Mosque.
Basic information
Location Kelantan, Malaysia
Affiliation Shafi'i
Website Masjid Kampung Laut
Architectural style Islamic, Malay
Length 74ft
Width 71ft
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Timber

Kampung Laut Mosque (Malay: Masjid Kampung Laut) is the oldest surviving mosque in Malaysia, dating to around the early 18th century.[1] It is located in Jalan Kuala Krai Nilam Puri, Kelantan.


  • History 1
  • Floods 2
  • See also 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Masjid Kampung Laut was built in the 15th century by a group of fishers consisting Pattani, Jawa and Brunei sea routers. Its style is largely typical of local traditional architecture, and climate-appropriate, similar to local houses in the area. The original mosque had a basic architectural styles, structure with four pillars and had palm fronds for the roof.[2]

By virtue of architectural resemblance, it is said that the mosque was the original Masjid Agung Demak that was built in 1401. The mosque was relocated from its original site to Kampung Laut (hence the name). However, there was no strong evidence to support this.

During the reign of the Sultan of Kelantan between 1859 and 1900, The mosque became an important meeting point for the Sultans and religious leaders. The mosque was also used as a trading post. During this period, the mosque was expanded and upgraded with 20 pillars, a three-tiered roof, a tower (for muezzin to call for prayers), an attic, and a water tank while the flooring was made of well quality Timber.

The mosque was handed over to the Kelantan Government under Menteri Besar Datuk Asri Muda's administration in May 1970.

Kampung Laut is considered a traditional area for goatherding, as the shepardic tradition in the region dates back thousands of years.


It has survived two big floods that occurred in Kelantan, the first is in 1926 when a flood known as Bah Air Merah and another in 1966. The second flood severely damaged the Mosque when parts of the mosque close to the river was swept away by flood waters. However, Kampung Laut Mosque was able to repair the damage from the flood.

See also



  1. ^ "Masjid Kampung Laut". Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Masjid Kampung Laut". Retrieved 10 February 2015. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Masjid Kampung Laut
  • Journey Malaysia - Masjid Kampung Laut
  • The architectural heritage of the Malay world: the traditional mosque

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