Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)

Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)

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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Another photo-stop, just enough time to admire the beautiful structure and unusual design which includes 17 domes and a single minaret. The building dates to 1970, completed in 1975 and opened by Sultan Yahya Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim, constitutional King of Malaysia at the time. It has room for 5,000 male worshippers and a balcony set aside for 500 female worshippers.
Written 23 December 2023
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Wildcat7400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We wasted no time & started our city tour upon arriving on Sabah soil. The State Mosque was our 1st destination because it was built by our friend’s father, Dato’ Haji Baharuddin. So, it was a very special visit for all of us as we pay homage to Uncle & his skills. Apart from that, it was just practical & made sense since it was the closest to the airport compared to other destinations on our list.

We were all enthralled by the beauty of the State Mosque. It was so beautiful & left us breathless. Construction started in 1970 & was completed in 1975. Officiated by the 6th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the Ruler of Malaysia then, the State Mosque was officially opened on 28 June 1977.

Having just missed the Zuhur afternoon prayer led by the Imam, we hurried into the mosque to pray. We had trouble finding the women’s ablution & prayer area as there weren’t any signages pointing us in the right direction. One man finally gave me the right answer after having asked 3 people. He was probably a regular. We felt extremely happy that we were able to pray in the State Mosque & started to explore the grounds after completing our prayer in the handicapped women's area.

The State Mosque is open from 4:00 am – 11:00 pm. Its architecture is a combination of Islamic geometrical & modern design. The prominent grey colour dome is etched with mosaics & has 18K gold plated inlay motifs on it. A 215-foot minaret stands tall beside the dome & the mosque is surrounded by 16 smaller domes. The prayer hall can accommodate a total of 5,000 worshippers at any one time & there is a balcony dedicated to women worshippers with a total space of 500. The entire building is covered with marble flown from Italy. The huge gigantic double swing doors are also decorated with 18K gold plated motifs. Interestingly, there is a “pond” for lack of better words or a water containment area on the ground level in the middle of the mosque with a skylight ceiling on top.

The main prayer hall is on the 1st floor which is being used by male worshippers. The “mihrab”, a decorative panel that shows the direction of the prayer “qibla” is in the middle of the curved wall while the “mimbar” or pulpit is to the right of the “mihrab”. A crystal pendant chandelier can be seen hanging in the middle of the hall, giving the surroundings a majestic feel. However, it is greatly in need of a good wash! What was soothing to the eyes were the Arabic calligraphy characters adorning the walls.

Tourists may enter from the main entrance modestly dressed. Robes can be rented for a small fee before entering for those who are not appropriately dressed. Shoes must be taken off before entering as well.

In the final analysis, while the State Mosque must have looked grand in the 70s, in this present day, the interior looks dark & dated. The authorities should look into the upkeep of the mosque & modernise it further, moving with the times. Signages should be put up to assist travellers like us. Notwithstanding all the above, we will definitely be back the next time!
Written 10 July 2023
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Katy Santos
Philippines519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is the state mosque of Sabah, Malaysia. It could accommodate up to 5000 worshippers at one time. This is one of the architectural symbols of Sabah.
Written 1 May 2020
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DeJ
Lake Placid, FL6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The visit is not FREE as it says on the review. You have to pay MYR5 for entrance MYR5 for the dress to wear if you choose your own its MYR10. The place is beautiful and stunning architecture. The staffs inside are knowledgeable.
Written 3 November 2019
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susan2909
Aberdeen, UK1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
During a recent stay in KK, we made time to seek out this mosque, i had heard the architecture was impressive. It is!! the building is really stunning and unlike any other mosque i have visited.
Written 20 October 2019
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Daniel L
Laguna Niguel, CA251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
As a family, we are Buddhist, but we still feel it's good for the kids to understand other religions. I've visited different mosques in the past, but this was the first experience for my kids. The place was clean and our guide gave us good insight on the place and their traditions. It's not for everyone, but I found it educational.
Written 10 October 2019
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kmnrmv
Zhengzhou, China19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It’s a nice mosque between KK airport and the city center. You can come here to take some photos and buy some dry figs at the nearby mini-market. Surrounded by local Muslims. Not sure if a non-Muslim is able to get inside.
Written 2 August 2019
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rbs02
Indore District, India3,112 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
While in the city , you can just pass by this as there is nothing extra ordinary about it . Good for Muslims to offer prayers .
Written 16 July 2019
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krissafe
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Our family of six pax visited the Kota kinabalu mosque,famous witth tourist.We paid a nominal fees to wear their traditional dres and went to the mosque.The people were very helpful and friendlyin accommodating us.WE were able to take some pictures and understand the requirements at the mosque.A good experience for tourist and people.
Written 27 June 2019
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Linda
Bristol, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Much quieter than the City (floating) Mosque in KK but equally as impressive in its own way. Lovely to sketch! Very little shade outside so as well as being respectful you will save yourself from burning in the relentless tropical sun by covering up properly to view this mosque.
Written 14 April 2019
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