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Masjid Ulul Albab (Masjid Kayu Seberang Jertih)

Visitors passing by the town of Jertih in Besut via the main road would be drawn to the sight of this remarkable wooden structure. Built between 2009 and 2011, it was renamed from Masjid Kayu Seberang Jertih to Masjid Ulul Albab by the present Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, in February 2012 when the mosque was officiated.

Designed and crafted by a renowned local wood craftsman named Wan Mustafa Wan Su, the mosque is the first mosque in the state to be built according to traditional Malay architectural concept. Symbolising the beauty of traditional Malay craftsmanship, it was inspired from Masjid Kampung Laut, a historical wooden mosque in Nilam Puri. The mosque was put together using the traditional tebuk pasak technique (peg and joint) and 100% built from cengal, nyatoh and bala hardwoods. Its roof design takes after the Perabung Lima style of Kelantanese traditional houses. Arabesque and flower motifs, Terengganu songket motifs as well as fine carvings of Arabic calligraphies and Qur’anic verses are featured throughout the building.

Masjid Ulul Albab houses a multipurpose hall on the ground floor, the main prayer hall on the second floor and a library on the third floor. It can accommodate up to 2,000 worshippers at a time.