|Sultan Ahmad 1 State Mosque|
Masjid Negeri Sultan Ahmad 1
State Mosque, Pahang
|Location||Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia|
|Architect(s)||DZJ Architect and Associates.|
It is named after the recorded Sultan Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Ali (23 May 1836 – 9 May 1914) who was the sixth Raja Bendahara of Pahang and the founder and first modern Sultan of Pahang that established Pahang’s present regal family. On 28th August 1964, His Royal Highness Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’azzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tassim Billah Shah has officially inaugurated the mosque.
The space-age design of old Sultan Ahmad 1 Mosque consisted of a big dome and a rocket like minaret, was built in 1962 to replace the old wooden one in Wall Street (now Mahkota Road). The mosque was an elaborate of fifty metres dome in diameter rests on the continuous concrete ring held by the curved concrete wall and columns. It was the most prominent of rare geodesic dome house of worship built across Pahang. Unfortunately due to faulty design, this space-age design mosque suffered from irreparable leaking during heavy rains. It was finally demolished in 1992 and a more Islamic looking State Mosque was built in its place with new four minarets, a large dome and smaller dome and retaining the same name.
This new building was constructed between 1991 and 1993 by DZJ Architect and Associates. The great grandson of Sultan Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah, His Royal Highness Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’azzam Shah, accompanied by former Imam at The Great Mosque of Mecca; Syaikh Muhammad bin Abdullah as-Sabil, officially marked the grand reopening of the Sultan Ahmad 1 Mosque on Friday, 21st October 1994.
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