About Putra Mosque

The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

The mosque consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 250 feet above ground level.

The Sahn, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.

Its impressive minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. At 116m, it is one of the tallest minarets in the region and has five tiers, representing the Five Pillars of Islam. -Source by Tourism

 

Facts

  • The mosque is located on the edge of Putrajaya Lake in the heart of the city next to Dataran Putra.
  • Construction was officially completed on 1 September 1999 at a cost of around RM250 million.
  • It is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tungku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
  • The main dome and smaller domes are made from pink granite and are intricately embellished.
  • Putra Mosque combines Middle Eastern and traditional Malay design elements in its architecture.
  • Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mosque but its primary role of course is not as a tourist attraction but as a working place of worship for Putrajaya’s Muslim community.  -Source by Malaysia Traveller

 

Putra Mosque Facilities

  • The Main Prayer Hall. With no internal partitions and only 12 giant pillars, this massive hall can spaciously accommodate up to 8000 male worshippers at the ground level while the 1st floor can hold 2000 female worshippers.
  • An auditorium for an audience of up to 380 people.
  • Lecture rooms.
  • A dining hall for up to 230 guests. These last three facilities can be rented out for appropriate functions.
  • Funeral services.
  • Library