“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Thursday, September 30, 2010
National Mosque of Malaysia
Malaysia's population is 60% Muslim. All ethnic Malays are Muslim. In Kuala Lumpur we saw a few small mosques and then there was Masjid Negara, the national mosque of Malaysia.
This beautiful Masjid has the capacity to hold 15,000 people! I have never seen such a clear and clean place in all my life. I was blown away to see a space that serves to many to be so immaculate. When you first enter the masjid grounds, you have to take off your shoes, this includes the bathrooms! No where on the premises are shoes allowed. The actual prayer area is beautiful. I started to take pictures but then a man ran up to me and informed me I wasn't allowed. here are the few I got.
The columns of the Masjid had this impressive work
Every window was this stained glass that said "Mohamed" or "Allah"