Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz was officiated by the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, in 2008. Located along Jalan Templer in Petaling Jaya, the mosque is not just a place of worship for Muslims, but also an active community centre with seminars, classes and religious events being held regularly.
It’s hard not to notice the mosque’s cheery exterior when passing through this area. Its orange dome grabs the attention of anyone passing by. From within, in the main prayer hall, the dome resembles a giant slice of orange, encircled by a band of Qur’anic inscriptions. Combining Middle Eastern and contemporary styles, the mosque’s orange-and-white interior features candy-cane-like striped arches that are reminiscent of the ones in Spain’s Mezquita de Cordoba.