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Zahir Mosque

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Zahir Mosque

Zahir Mosque
Masjid Zahir
مسجد ظاهير
Location Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Established 1912-1915
Administration Kedah Islamic Council
Architectural information
Style Islamic, Indo-Saracenic
Dome(s) 5

The Zahir Mosque is Kedah's state mosque. It is located in the heart of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia, built in 1912.[1] The design was inspired by the vision of the late Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II.[1] The state's Quran reading competition is held annually within the premises of the mosque. This mosque has been voted the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Zahir Mosque".  
  2. ^ [1]

External links

  • Tourism Malaysia - Zahir Mosque

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