Visiting Masjid Al Hussain: Kuala Perlis Floating Mosque

While many tourists are familiar with the world-renowned Langkawi, Perlis - a state located just 30 miles from the island - is often overlooked.

As Malaysia's most northern state that borders Thailand's Satun province, this smallest state in the country has a lot more to offer beyond just delicious food, traditional morning markets and the majestic limestone hills and caves, such as the historical Gua Kelam which is rich with mining histories and artifacts. Have extra time on hand? Visit one of the state's most iconic mosque that is built on the sea!

Perched gracefully on the edge of Perlis, the Al Hussain Mosque is a captivating sight that beckons travellers from all walks of life. This architectural marvel may not dominate the skyline with imposing stature, but it captures the heart with an allure that is both serene and spectacular. Often hailed as a jewel amongst Malaysia’s array of spiritual sites, its charm extends far beyond its physical confines.

Read also: Masjid Alwi Kangar, Perlis

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    Masjid Al Hussain: Floating Mosque in Perlis

    Visiting Masjid Al Hussain: Kuala Perlis Floating Mosque

    Al Hussain Mosque History

    As you meander through the hallowed corridors of Al Hussain MosqueAl Hussain Mosque, a spellbinding vista unfolds before you—the magnificent expanse of the Strait of Malacca stretching far and wide. This sacred place weaves together the ethereal beauty of nature with the profound essence of spirituality, capturing the hearts of worshippers and wanderers alike. The panoramic allure isn't just a fleeting impression; it imprints upon the soul, making your visit an integral chapter in the tapestry of the area's rich cultural narrative.

    In the grand scheme of majestic mosques around the world, Al Hussain Mosque might present a more intimate silhouette, yet what it humbly concedes in grandeur, it abundantly recoups through the splendor of its surroundings. Perched thoughtfully at the edge of water and land, it stands as a deliberate ode to the symbiosis of divine craftsmanship and the fruits of human aspiration. This alliance isn't just happenstance; it is a deliberate orchestration of balance and beauty, a harmonious dialogue that speaks volumes of the region's spirit and character.

    As dusk embraces the horizon, an array of oranges and pinks dance across the sky, creating a breathtaking backdrop for Al Hussain Mosque. Its elegant minarets and graceful domes bear silent witness to the quiet lapping of the sea’s tranquil waters. In moments like these, where the grand theater of nature meets the sanctity of spiritual devotion, you find not only a spectacle for the eyes but a sanctuary for the heart. This synthesis of art, belief, and nature secures Al Hussain Mosque's esteemed place among Malaysia's most sublime places of worship, beckoning the souls seeking adventure, introspection, and a seamless union of the divine with the terrestrial.

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    Masjid Al Hussain is a popular floating mosque in Perlis
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    The majestic Masjid Al Hussain Kuala Perlis

    Floating Mosque in Kuala Perlis

    Imagine standing by the edge of Kuala Perlis Jetty, where the architectural marvel of Masjid Al Hussain extends gracefully over the sea, much like a poised vessel ready to embark on a celestial journey. As the mosque earns its moniker as the 'floating mosque,' you'll witness an enchanting illusion during high tide when it seems to drift effortlessly on the water's surface. This spectacle, paired with a radiant sunset, crafts an ambiance that's both magical and unforgettable. It's a scene that truly captivates, as the mosque appears to sail on the shimmering sea, allowing you to bask in the tranquillity of the moment.

    As the day nears its golden hour, you'll understand why Masjid Al Hussain Kuala Perlis is revered as one of the most mesmerizing spots to witness the sun's farewell. With the sky painting itself in hues of fiery oranges and soothing purples, the mosque stands against this dramatic canvas, a masterpiece of nature's own devising.

    The gentle sea breeze adds to the charm, making your visit not just a sight to behold, but an experience that caresses the senses. So let the photographer in you take over and capture these precious moments, because these are memories you'll want to keep close long after your journey ends. With every snapshot, you encapsulate the beauty of Perlis, a treasure chest of moments to be cherished forever.

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    Beautiful, unobstructed view of the Strait of Malacca at Masjid Al Hussain Kuala Perlis
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    The breathtaking sunset at Masjid Al Hussain Kuala Perlis

    Mosque Architecture & Facts

    When you step foot into Masjid Al Hussain, you’ll find yourself marveling at its walls — an extraordinary feature that sets this mosque apart. Instead of the usual painted surfaces, this spiritual haven is clad in the finest selections of marble, pebbles, quartz, and granite. This not only gives its walls a uniquely tactile texture but also beautifully enhances the mosque’s grand gold-and-blue dome. It’s a feast for the eyes, to say the least. Adding to its architectural marvel are the twin minarets which hold the distinction of being the world’s first hexagonal minarets, standing as a testament to innovation in Islamic architecture.

    As evening falls, Masjid Al Hussain undergoes a magical transformation. The entire building is bathed in a kaleidoscope of outdoor lights, with each color symbolizing the different times of prayer throughout the day—a sight so mesmerizing that it must be witnessed firsthand. Situated in Perlis, a gem yet to be fully discovered and appreciated, the mosque's surroundings are teeming with nature’s wonders. Birds and dragonflies can be observed in their natural habitat, adding a serene and tranquil ambiance that enhances your spiritual journey. In this peaceful haven, you'll find yourself enveloped in an otherworldly aura of positivity, providing a moment to pause, reflect, and connect in one of Malaysia’s most beautifully understated locales.

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    Soak up the amazing and calming energy at Masjid Al Hussain Kuala Perlis 

    How to Get to Masjid Al Hussain

    As there is no direct flight to Perlis, you can hop onto a plane and land at one of the nearest airport either in Alor Setar or Langkawi.

    If you are coming by car, take the North-South (PLUS) Highway and make your way to the Changlun- Kuala Perlis highway to arrive at Kuala Perlis - the second-largest town in Perlis. Alternatively, take the ETS train from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and get off at Arau.

    Contact Information

    Address: Lot 5392, Persiaran Putra Timur, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia
    Contact number: +604-985 5000, +6011-3545 1301

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    Comments

    1. cantik la masjid die..balik sana tak pernah lagi singgah sini..selalu g padang besar je..hehe

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    2. Yes, it's indeed a beautiful mosque 🥰

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    3. Yes, it's indeed a beautiful mosque with it's beautiful archi 🥰🥰 Plus, the sunset view makes it extra beauty 🤩

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    4. baru tau kuala perlis ada masjid terapung. cantik masjidnya. harap dapat solat kat sini suatu hari nanti

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    5. Now very famous with the floating mosque right.. Almost every states that I go, there are floating mosque as an attraction.. :) Wondering my state do have a floating mosque tue.. need to check it out..

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    6. Yeay! I have been here! Stopped for Subh prayer before getting on the ferry. It is a beautiful building

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    7. Cantiknya masjid al husin kuala perlis ni. Dah bertahun tak ke sana so tak pernah pergi lg. Hope dapat mwlihat dan solat di sana nanti

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    8. memang cantik masjid ni. bolehlah nnti saya datang kunjung bila balik kampung di kedah. alang2 tu boleh lajak terus ke perlis :)

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    9. Thank you for introducing us to all these beautiful places in Perlis. I wouldn't have known them otherwise.

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    10. cantik masjid ni even perlis negeri yang agak kecil tapi banyak juga tempat menarik nak melawat

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    11. floating mosque...how i wish can come here one day..sangat cantek dan unik

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    12. Konsep masjid macam ni memang menjadi trend sekarang hehehe nampak lebih cantik dan juga lebih terjaga... Menggunakan kesejukan semulajadi daripada udara laut yang masuk dalam masjid bagus lah hehehehe cantik reka bentuk...

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    13. menarik baca sharing you pasal masjid terapung di perlis. memang wajib singgah bila bercuti ke Perlis nanti

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    14. Syahdunya nengokk .. mesti suasananya tu berbeza dari emsjid yang biasa kita pergi.. kalau ke Perlis boleh singgah sini..

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    15. Haaa i pernah pergi n solat kat sini. Pemandangan masa senja mmg lawa giler

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    16. AM pernah pegi masjid terapung nie.. cantik tau view dia time senja.. masa AM pegi air tgh surut.. jadi nmpk cam lumpur2 gitu..

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