Located in Rantau Panjang, Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra (Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque) is also known as ‘Masjid Beijing’ or ‘Beijing Mosque’ due to its temple-like structure. Built between 2005 and 2009, it is the first Chinese-style mosque in the country – a symbol of Islam’s universal appeal.
The mosque’s magnificent Chinese-Islamic architecture is reminiscent of the thousand-year-old Nujie Mosque in Beijing, China. Its exterior features green pagoda-style roof and a tall minaret with the names of all 25 Prophets inscribed on it, while its interior is sprinkled with Uzbek and Indian design elements.
Masjid Beijing’s main complex comprises two storeys. The first floor houses a multipurpose hall, a library, a kindergarten and a bazaar, while the second floor contains the main prayer hall and VIP rooms.