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Kelantan’s Mosque: The Chinese Beijing Mosque.

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Many might have mistaken it as a temple due to the influenced by Chinese architecture.

The mosque, also known locally as the Beijing Mosque.

It has a unique design that combines Chinese and Islamic architecture similar to the more than 1,000-year-old Niujie mosque in Beijing. It also incorporates Indian and Uzbekistan features, especially for the interior decoration

combination of Chinese and Islamic architecture

It also incorporates Indian and Uzbekistan features, especially for the interior decoration.

The interior decoration that combines an Indian and Uzbekistan features.

The element of Mimbar (Sermon placer) of 1,000-year-old Niujie mosque in Beijing.

Absolutely Classical...

The main front gate where many might have mistaken it as a temple.

The Chinese Beijing Mosque of Rantau Panjang, Kelantan: Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque. This mosque could accommodate up to 1,000 people at a time. Developed on a 3.7 hectare land along the Kota Baru-Rantau Panjang road, visitors could mistakenly think it is a Chinese temple due to its pagoda-like structure. Construction of the mosque started on Sept 12, 2005. The mosque is symbolises that Islam is for all.

The mosque’s main complex consists of a two-storey building where the second floor houses facilities like the main prayer hall and VIP rooms.The first and mezzanine floors have amenities such as a multipurpose hall, library, kindergarten and a bazaar. This looks to me is a very interesting project by the Kelantan government for the people. Recognizing Islam for all, having a unique mosque like this would definitely generate interest around the world as well as generating tourism.

The structure is beautiful and many Muslims going in for prayers. The mosque is fully utilized and well accepted by the locals. I hope this will break the stereotype perception on Kelantan as an Islamic state. Trust me, upcoming posts about Kelantan will change your mind about this lovely state.

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Past entry: Kelantan’s Mosque: Masjid Nuraini Pasir Hor…

Written by Muhammad Ismail Ibrahim

January 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Posted in Infrastructure

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  1. I like it , but can u provide me the map and address

    jee

    May 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

  2. Nice. Would be great if there’s a Church/Mosque or an Indian Temple/Mosque structure.

    nifoc2099

    April 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

  3. […] Masjid Beijing Rantau Panjang. Sumber gambar: The Kelantan Times […]


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