Zahir Mosque

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Zahir Mosque
Masjid Zahir
مسجد ظاهير
Masjid zahir, alor setar.jpg
Basic information
Location Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural style Islamic, Indo-Saracenic
Completed 1912-1915
Dome(s) 5
Zahir Mosque prayer hall

The Zahir Mosque (Malay: Masjid Zahir) is a mosque in Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. It is the state mosque of Kedah. The mosque 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 who was inspired by the Azizi Mosque of the Langkat Sultanate in North Sumatra.[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]

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  1. ^ a b "Zahir Mosque". Tourism Malaysia. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ [1]

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Coordinates: 6°07′13″N 100°21′54″E / 6.12028°N 100.36500°E / 6.12028; 100.36500