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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Masjid As Syakirin

About two week-ends ago, I went with my buddies Agip and Lan on a walk of the Bukit Nanas forest reserve. (Too many photos to re-size, so it'll be awhile before I post them.) The walk brought us to KLCC.  As it was time for zohor (mid-day prayer) we decided to perform it at the Masjid As Syakirin also known as the KLCC Masjid. Its been quite a while since I was last here and it seems like the masjid has undergone some major renovations.

These are some photos from there.

The view of the masjid as we approach from the KLCC area.

The ablution room.  At one time the faucets were the push type and were not very convenient.

There are 2 levels to the masjid.  The main prayer hall in on the top level.  The lower lever is used by female worshipers.

The main prayer hall.

The chandelier hanging from the top of the dome.

The pulpit from where the kuthbah (sermon) is delivered.

Many of the pillars in the main prayer hall have shelves to hold Qurans and other religious texts.

The above are some views within the masjid outside of the prayer hall.

The peace and tranquility offered by the masjid also attracts those who wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area.

While there, I also spied on this group of young ladies...

 ... they were students who prefer the solitude offered by the masjid to revise their studies here than in a library.

A view of the masjid's dome and the twin towers seen through the skylight.
View from the main entrance.
The renovations have also included fitting the surrounding walls with faucets for the convenience of worshipers, especially during congregational prayers such as the Friday noon prayers. 

From the masjid's website (www.masjidklcc.com) this was originally a surau owned by Petronas.  However due to the overwhelming response to the Friday congregational noon prayers held here, it was upgraded to a Masjid in 1999 and taken over by the Federal Territories Religious Authorities (Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan - MAIWP).  It is currently administered by JAWI while physical maintenance is still under the purview of Petronas.

The masjid's original capacity was for 2,500 worshipers, but it can now accommodate 11,000 to 12,000 after its renovation. This bit of information is from: http://abuimir.blogspot.com/2009/08/masjid-as-syakirin-klcc.html

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