The National Mosque of Malaysia is situated at Kuala Lumpur. National Mosque, is the nationwide symbol of Islam. Comprising a main prayer hall with 48 smaller domes around it, it is set to the northwest of the old railway station, a couple of hundred metres towards the end of Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
The mosque has a capacity for 15,000 persons and is encompassed by rich greenery . The old structure of the mosque was designed by UK architect Howard Ashley, Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim from the Public Works Department. The mosque was build in 1965. The mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly independent Malaysia. The best highlights of the mosque are the 73 meters high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete main roof. VIsitors are required to be appropriately dressed while visiting the mosque. Robes and headscarves will be provided for ladies.