|Masjid Ubudiah - ranking high
on the list of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah
(or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar,
with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight,
from near and afar.
Built in 1917 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak,
Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah 1, the Masjid Ubudiah is located beside
the Royal Mausoleum on Bukit Chandan. It was commissioned on the
orders of the Sultan, who vowed that he would build a mosque of
great beauty as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which
plagued him in those early days.
The construction of the mosque was not without difficulties. Work
was interrupted several times, once when the Sultan's two elephants
ran over and damaged the imported Italian marble titles, and another
time when World War 1 broke out.
The mosque was finally completed in
late 1917 at a total cost of RM200,000- quite an astronomical figure
for those days. It was officially declared open by Sultan Abdul
Jalil Karamtullah Shah, successor to Sultan Idris. This imposing
structure is now a symbol of great pride to all Muslims in the state
of Perak Darul Ridzuan, the Land of Grace.
| Masjid Ubudiah
one of the Malaysia's most beautiful