Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Road to Terengganu – 2nd day -Taman Tamadun Islam (“TTI Monument Park”)

We visited the Taman Tamadun Islam (“TTI Monument Park”) and surprisingly, we were excited with our visit.  TTI Monument Park provides visitors with a unique experience featuring 23 great Islamic Monuments.

In the beginning, Islam started as a small community deep in the heart of the Arabian Desert.  It is a religion destined to influence the world with its civilization.  The spark of Islamic civilization has spread throughout all major continents of the world.

Thankful to our beloved prophet Nabi Muhammad saw who has shown us the truth light of the merciful Allah swt.

The park provides easy transportation for visitors who do not want to walk. They have buggy and bicycle for visitor to rent them out.

They also have children playground, café, gift store and etc.

The rest of the photos ....

 1. Xian Mosque, China

This mosque that was founded in 1292 by naval admiral Haj Cheng Ho during the Tang Dynasty typifies a Buddhist temple, however its grand axis is aligned from east to west, facing Mecca.

 2. Kudus Minar, Central Java, Indonesia

Built in 1549 by Sunan Kudus (Ja'far Shodiq), its unique feature is the hormanization of Hindu-Javanese style with an Islamic function, epitomized in its tower resembling a Chandi, typically found in Hindu temples. 
 3.  Pattani Central Mosque, Thailand

Built in 1954 during the administration of Field Marshal Sarit, this mosque resembling the Taj Mahal is the focal point of Thai Muslims and a centre for religious ceremonies.

 4. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin, Brunei Darulsalam

Built in 1958 in Bandar Seri Bangawan and named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, this mosque was designed by an Italian architect.  Its golden-domed structure is the tallest building in the city.

5. Sultan Mosque, Singapore 

Located at the Kampung Glam, Singapore.  The mosque is considered one of the most important mosque in Singapore.  Famous with it gilded dome sit on a bed formed by glass bottles donated by local residents.

6.  Kubbah As-Sakhrah, Baitul Muqqaddis, Palestin


Built in 692 CE under the patronage of the Umayyad Caliph Abdul al-Malik ibn Marwan, it enshrines the Sacred Rock and commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's Ascension to the heavens to visit Allah swt.

 7.  Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq

Commissioned by Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil in the 9th century and built entirely of brick and clay, today its stands majestically in the largest ancient city in the world, just north of Baghdad.

 8.  Taj Mahal, Agra, India 


The fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, as a symbol of his eternal love for her.

9. Sheikh Lutfallah Mosque, Iran

An outstanding example ofIslamic architecture and once used as a royal mosque, it was built in the 17th century by Sheikh Lutfallah Maisi Al-Amili, a distinguished scholar and teacher.
 10. Au Nasr Parsa, Afghanistan

Built in the 17th century in Timurid style, the shrine in this octagonal structure is dedicated to an eminent theologian, Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa who was a spiritual leader of the Naqshbandi order.

11. Aleppo Citadel, Syria 

Estimated to have been built during the 10th Century BC, it became a citadel under Seleucids, Saladin's son, Ghazi used it both as a residence and fortress.

 12. The Palace of Al-Hambra, Granada, Spain

Al-Hambra (Red Castle) is an ancient palace and fortress complex built between 1238-1354, in the reigns of Mohammaed bin Ahmar, the first Nasrid king.

13.  Suleyman Mosque, Turkey

This mosque was built in 1557, during the 46 year reign of Suleyman of the Ottoman Empire.  It housed infirmaries, a medical school, a hospital, shops, and arms-houses.

 14. Great Mosque of Agadez, Niger

Built in the sixteenth century when the city was at its height, this mosque is made of dried earth and is topped by pyramid-shaped minaret spiked with 13 rows of stakes to strengthen the structure.

15. Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Rusia

Once left in ruins, the reconstruction of this mosque following the collapse of the Soviet Union is reflective of Kazan's 1,000 years long history and its design is reminiscent of the historical surrounding of the Kremlin.

16.  National Mosque "Masjid Negara", Malaysia 

At the far behind.... Built in 1965 as a tribute to Malaysia's first Prime Minister, it's main roof is reminiscent of an open Royal Parasol, and the minaret's cap a folded one.

Finally, this is the "glamorous" Crystal Mosque in Terengganu. Some local residents claim that the Qiblat direction is wrong, not sure either is true or not but this Mosque is the new icon of Terengganu that attract many visitors and tourist around the world.  

Terengganu people and Malaysia should proud.

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