Tag: muslim

Chulia Street: Nagore Dargha Sheriff

Nagore Durgha Sheriff (or Nagore Dargha Sheriff) is a small mosque located at the intersection of King Street and Chulia Street. It was built in honor of a Muslim saint in the 1800s and is the oldest Indian Muslim shrine in Penang.

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Hari Raya Decorations in Penang Malls


Various Raya themed decorations found in shopping malls in Penang.

Selamat Hari Raya! (Today marks the first day of Hari Raya in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims here, and elsewhere in the world, it is also known as Eid al-Fitr.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya decoration at Queensbay Mall

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (literally meaning ‘celebration day’) or Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Passing by the Heritage Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

The old and famous Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town.

Penang Hill Mosque

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As the only mosque at the top of Penang Hill, the old Penang Hill Mosque (or Masjid Bukit Bendera) serves as the the ‘highest’ Muslim place of worship for the local community there.

Note: Today marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a festive holiday season celebrated by all Muslims here. Therefore, to all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Penang Street Art (The Blessed Tree)

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A large mural painted on the wall of a building in Kampung Kolam, George Town. This art work depicting what appears to be called the Borton Tree, or the Sahabi Tree, an ancient sacred tree in the Muslim world.

Kampung Kolam: Ma’ Amah Mausoleum

Ma’ Amah Mausoleum is an old mausoleum located right at the heritage area of George Town, in Kampung Kolam. It houses the grave of Cauder Mydin Merican, a renowned leader of the Indian Muslim community in Penang during the old days.

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