Visiting Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu

Al-Muhammadi Mosque is an important place of worship in Kota Bharu, Kelantan Malaysia. It is also one of the prominent landmarks in the city. The mosque has a teaching system which resembles the one practiced in Mecca.

Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kelantan Malaysia
Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kelantan Malaysia

This mosque testifies the significance of Islam in Kota Bharu as a religion. Kelantan’s people have high regards for this place of worship. I was really impressed with the structure after the first glance. There was a golden dome at the back of the mosque which was quite distinguishing. Most of the tourists visiting this mosque consider it as an architectural feat.

This old and traditional mosque is one among the two most important mosques in Kota Bharu. The other being Kampung Laut Mosque located towards the south of Kota Bharu City near Nilam Puri. It is also known as the State Mosque of Kelantan and is located alongside Jalan Sultanah Zainab in Kota Bharu.

Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu Kelantan
Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu Kelantan

Al-Muhammadi Mosque was built by Sultan Muhammad II in 1867. During the earlier days, the mosque had a wooden structure. It is only in the year 1922 when the mosque underwent renovation to a concrete structure. Sultan Ismail officially inaugurated the renovated mosque in 1931. The mosque was named Al-Muhammadi Mosque from that time onwards. It was mostly used as a centre for religious teaching until the late 1960’s.

Now the mosque is used just for prayers and State Islamic celebrations and festivals. It was a visually impressive experience to watch the mosque stand tall in the centre of Kota Bharu. Other attractions of the mosque include a huge clock and the 2 minarets.

Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu
Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bharu

I saw glimpses of several renovations carried out in Al-Muhammadi Mosque in Kota Bahru. The mosque is now a huge structure wide spread to accommodate a maximum of up to 2,400 worshippers during a single prayer session. The mosque also has the reputation of teaching some of the famous Islamic Scholars.

It is also a place for visitors who are looking for peace and calm from their daily hectic schedules. The interior designs and decorations inside and outside the mosque represented the traditional Islamic culture. The picturesque beauty of the mosque was beyond words.

I would recommend anybody visiting Kelantan to spend a day in Al-Muhammadi Mosque and nearby tourist spots and enjoy the grand culture and architecture you can witness there.

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