Friday, June 12, 2009

.: Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar :.

An artwork by itself.

Source from Tourism Johor Darul Ta'zim

Raised high above the hill overlooking the Straits of Johor and Singapore, lies the majestic Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar. It was commissioned by the "Father of Modern Johor", the late Sultan Abu Bakar in 1892 and the construction was completed in 1900. Furthermore, it is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in Malaysia.


Slight change of plans. I'm going down South tonight~!!! Back in high school, I used to frequent this mosque with friends.

Yesterday, I contacted my primary school friend telling her I'm coming down and all so perhaps we can finally meet up as we haven't met for 8 long years! Found out that she's having several problems which includes her dad being recently involved in an accident... I didn't know how to react when I heard that, though I told her to hang on, I'll pray for her dad's recovery and we'll talk further when I'm there. Hopefully, my presence will help to alleviate her worries a little. On another note, my dad was not feeling too well either last week, but Alhamdulilah he is doing much much better now.

Happy Juma'ah to everyone!
9.27am Malaysian Time


Brishti said...

Ahh, that looks gorgeous and so peaceful! =]

Unknown said...

Jum'ah mubarak to you too, sis!

And wow, that is one nice shot of the Masjid.

Yasemin said...

The sky where you are is so pretty and I love the island style architecture!

I'm sure you will find the right words to comfort your friend. You have always found them for me and I so appreciate it. Glad your dad is better and have fun!

ellen557 said...

Ooooh, that looks so beautiful! One of the main things I remember about Malaysia is that the mosques there were just stunning.

nadia said...

That looks so beautiful, mashaAllah. Great shot!

May Allah bless our fathers with health. Ameen.

Have a great time with your friends.

CooL MuslimaH said...


Hope your friend's problems are all sorted out..

May Allah help you.....ameen.

Solace In Islam said...

What a beautiful mosque!

Ms.Unique said...

Masha Allah beautiful mosque!

Oh! May Allah help and sort out the difficulties of your friend Ameen ... Insha Allah sure U'll b able to help her more when ur their with her .... a heart to open to and a shoulder to cry on ... dats what friends r for ....

May Allah give your Dad health and strength and long life too Ameen ... :)

Hajar Alwi said...

Bengali Muslimah :: So true. :) :: Thanks bro. ^^ Well, since it came from the Johor Tourism website ... it has to. :P

Lisa :: Now that you've mentioned it ... the sky is lovely. :)

Things went rather well for all of us. Alhamdulillah. ^^ Thanks a lot!

ellen557 :: Yeah! This is my most favorite mosque in Malaysia. :)

Nadia :: Insha'Allah sis. Ameen. We had a smashing good time. ^

CooL MuslimaH :: Wa'alaikum'as'salam. Welcome to the blog! Well, her problems have yet to be sorted out and she is taking it one at a time. She's a strong one. :)

Jazakallahu khairan.

Solace In Islam :: :)

Ms.Unique :: Yeah, I reckon that's the least that I can do. She is one of the first few friends I made when I shifted to study in Malaysia and I really wish I can do more for her.

Thank you so much sis and ameen. :)

Gabriel Mirza said...

Looks amazing, but it seems odd that "one of the oldest" mosques in Malaysia is only 100 years old.

Hajar Alwi said...

Oldest and still fully functional I guess.