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Friday, June 8, 2007

Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah : The Floating Mosque

"One of Terengganu's beautiful mosques, the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, which is also referred to as the Floating Mosque (Masjid Terapung), draws in not only local residents, but also visitors who stop by in their journey to perform their prayers."

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A state where religion is held close to it's people's hearts, the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, or also referred to as the Floating Mosque, is one of the icons of Islam in the state. Built from an idea birthed by the late Sultan of Terengganu, Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, this mosque was named after his mother, Tuanku Intan Zaharah binti Almarhum Tengku Seri Setia Raja.

The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, quite close to the beautiful beach of Terengganu's coast. The white structure of the mosque gorunds covers and area of roughly 5 acres and serves a number of villages nearby. Construction of the mosque began in 1991, designed by celebrated architect, Raja Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad.


forumer said...

It's been a long time i was not going to pray here. It's so nice to pray and rest in Kuala Ibai mosque. You can find total peacefulnes in there , and just like to be in many other mosques :)

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