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Friday, June 23, 2017
KL's oldest mosque renamed Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad
LUMPUR: The oldest mosque in the city, Masjid Jamek has been renamed Masjid
Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad.
Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah renamed it after his ancestor — the fourth
Sultan of Selangor Sultan Abdul Samad — as the mosque was originally built on
statement Friday, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku
Mansor said the renaming of the mosque was part of an initiative to preserve
He said the
mosque had been refurbished as part of the River of Life project, and could now
host up to 1,000 people for prayers.
jemaah (congregation) praying here need no longer face the heat, thanks to the
giant shades installed outside the building," he said, adding that they
were inspired by the giant hydraulic shades at Masjid Nabawi in Madinah.
Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad opened in 1909 and is an iconic
part of the city centre. It shares its original name with the nearby LRT