Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sultan Ulmar Mosque

Sultan Ulmar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.Brunei.

Sunrise glows on the dome
Air is warm and palpable
The gathering is called

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Masjid is a majestic masjid in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The masjid is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the father of current Sultan Hassanil Bolkiah, and symbolizes the Islamic faith in Brunei. A conspicuous structure in the skyline of the city, it was constructed in 1958.

The masjid is built blending the Islamic architecture with Italian style. It is set in a man-made lagoon on the banks of the Water Village and is beautifully lit during the night.

The main feature of the masjid is the main dome which is covered with pure gold. The minarets are constructed out of marble. The prayer hall can accommodate over 3,000 people and has beautiful carvings with arches, tinted glass windows and marble columns. The masjid is surrounded by trees and flower gardens giving a blissful touch. ~ Bernard

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