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This Has To Be The Most Aesthetic-Looking Mosque In KL

Nature and concrete.

Cover image via @hazwanhfiz (Instagram)

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At first glance, this concrete building speckled with greenery in Sungai Penchala, KL might look like just an office building.

But it's actually a surau!

Musalla Al-Abrar recently caught the Internet's attention with its unusual architectural design

The structure was built with ventilation concrete blocks in a minimalist design style that architects refer to as 'tropical brutalism', explained Hafiz Ismail, the architect behind the surau.

The 48-year-old told Bernama that he was inspired by the Kaaba, a building at the centre of Islam's most important mosque, which attracts millions of visitors annually. 

The greenery was incorporated to provide a peaceful environment while serving as an attraction, especially to the younger generation, Tawfiq Foundation Trustee Syed Hussin Syed Shaikh Al Junid explained to Bernama.

Since it was built in 2016, the surau has been carrying out Islamic dakwah activities and helping unfortunate communities

Musalla Al-Abrar has attracted not only Muslims in the area, but also those from outside of Klang Valley who visit to attend religious activities.

There are two prayer halls that can accommodate up to 1,500 individuals, an office space, toilet, kitchen, and ablution.

Bernama noted that the building is a surau with a mosque status.

Here's where it's located:

Address
2832, Jalan Sungai Penchala,
Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

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