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Ubudiah Mosque
Masjid Ubudiah is Perak's royal mosque, and is situated in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia. Masjid Ubudiah Mosque is the Malaysia's some of most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) has golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect .This Masjid was built in 1917 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah. It was commissioned on the orders of the Sultan, who vowed that he would build a mosque of great beauty as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which plagued him in those early days. The construction of the mosque was not without difficulties. Work was interrupted several times, once when two elephants belonging to the sultan's and Raja Chulan were fighting and ran over and damaged the imported Italian marble titles. Its architecture is in the Indo-Saracenic style. Besides that, the Makam Al-Ghufran or a Perak royal mausoleum is located near the mosque. The Ubudiah Mosque was built during the British Occupation of Malaysia, hence, it is known as the colonial mosque, which is architecturally different from the other type of mosque that is not built during the colonial period. The architectural details of the Masjid Ubudiah, Kuala Kangsar are influenced by the Mughal-Gothic architecture or similar with the Moorish architecture. From the features of the onion (bulbous) shape dome to the Minaret design, all are inspired and influenced by the Mughal-Gothic architecture. But there are some differences between the Mughal-Gothic and the Moorish architecture. For Mughal-Gothic architecture, the style are much into having ornamental applied in the style and design; as for the Moorish Architecture, they had slightly different in using the

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