Masjid Asy-Syakirin shares the same location as two hugely-popular tourist attractions, Suria KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers, at the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Nicknamed ‘Jewel in the Park’, the mosque faces the soothing lushness of KLCC Park.
Originally built in 1998 to cater for a congregation of 6,000 worshippers, the mosque was renovated in 2009 to accommodate for an additional 5,000, increasing its total capacity to 11,000 worshippers. Its strikingly-modern, futuristic architecture was built by highly-skilled craftsmen from Uzbekistan out of marble and granite with a combination of West Asia and East Asia design elements. This mosque is unique in the sense that it doesn’t feature a minaret as part of its structure.
Besides being a prime venue for several high-profile religious events, Masjid Asy-Syakirin has received a number of esteemed guests in the past such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as the Chief Imam of Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, and the Chief Imam of Masjid An-Nabawi in Medina, Fadilatul As-Syeikh Solah Bin Muhammad Al-Budair.