Al-Rahman Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

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Al-Rahman Mosque
Masjid Al-Rahman
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionSunni (Shafi'i)
Location
LocationUniversity of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleModernist
Minaret(s)1

Al-Rahman Mosque or Masjid Al-Rahman is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The mosque is located at University of Malaya in Jalan Pantai Baharu and was named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. Today, the mosque are joint managed by University of Malaya and the Department of Federal Territory Islamic Affairs (JAWI).

History[edit]

The foundation stone of the mosque was laid down by the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj on November 6, 1962. Construction of this mosque took about a year to complete with a total expenditure of about RM 400,000 (a the large number at that point).

On August 23, 1963, the mosque was officially opened by the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail of Perlis.

In 2010, the mosque started hosting a methadone programme combined with praying to treat drug addicts. The methadone is dispensed through pharmacists by the Ministry of Health, while doctors from the University of Malaya supervise the patients. The spiritual side of the treatment is thought to help prevent relapse.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gooch, Liz (29 March 2012). "Malaysian Mosque Is Also a Methadone Clinic". The New York Times.