Putra Mosque – Putrajaya

Putra Mosque, Putrajaya 

Putrajaya’s pink mosque – the Putra Mosque – is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions and I have driven and cycled past it on many occasions. Today I thought I would take a look inside.

Non-Muslims are welcome to visit outside of prayer times provided they are suitably attired. Female tourists are respectfully requested to proceed to the Robe Counter where they are kitted out with fetching pink robes.

Pink robed sightseers.

If anything, the vast interior of the massive mosque is even more impressive than the exterior. The inside of the dome is more beautiful than I expected.

Interior of the dome.

The qibla wall facing the entrance is ornately decorated with verses from the Quran engraved on sumptuous marble.

The qibla wall.

There is a poster near the entrance with a quotation from George Bernard Shaw, the famous Irish playwright, dated 1936 which reads:

If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.

Given the growth of Islam in the West over recent years, and with 25 years still to go, his prophesy could prove to be more accurate than anybody could have imagined in 1936.

Stain glass windows at Putra Mosque.

6 thoughts on “Putra Mosque – Putrajaya”

  1. Hi there. can you please tell me, which camera and lens you used for this photography? I will appreciate your reply.

    1. I used my Olympus SP-800UZ which comes with built-in 30x optical zoom. I like it because I don’t have to carry heavy lenses with me when I go for my long walks but I think there are a lot of better cameras around.

      1. Thanks for your reply.
        I was searching for FRIM and I found your blog. It is great and interesting. You explained your experience in simple words. Amazing.
        I am a beginner in travel photography. Can you please recommend any camera for me.
        Keep up the good work.

      2. Hi Sarah,

        Thank you for your nice comments. I’m a simple person so I use simple words.
        As for recommending a camera, I am not really an expert but I believe the secret to obtaining good photos is to take 100 photos and then delete 95 of them, leaving you with the 5 best ones. Thanks to digital photography it costs nothing these days to take a photo. For travelling I think you need something light and portable and that fits into a hotel room safe. But if you are planning to take up photography as your hobby (or want to make a living from it) it is probably worth investing in a DLSR from Canon or Nikon.
        For specific recommendations, search on Google for ‘best camera for travel photography’and you will find plenty of websites with sensible suggestions. Good luck.

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