Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country. At least 60% of the populations are Muslims and as such, there are a lot of mosques available in the whole country. Being born and bred in Malaysia, I have been to countless mosques here and I am amazed with the Islamic architecture in Malaysia. Although I don’t have any knowledge on architecture, looking at the designs of a particular building can amaze me. That is why when I travel around, I visited other mosques, temples and churches just to see the designs and patterns of the building.
Islamic architecture is something subjective. There is no definite definition on Islamic architecture. As Islam forbids any design portraying living creatures, most architects resorted to geometrical and symmetrical designs. The most famous of all these is the star design, which can be found in many mosques and other Islamic institutions buildings. Even the Petronas Twin Towers are buildings which adapted the Islamic designs.
Below are several examples of buildings in Malaysia, which utilised the Islamic architectural patterns:
Have you been to any of the buildings above? Click here to read on my visit to Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Shah Alam or also known as the Blue Mosque.