Madrasathul Gouthiyyah Mosque

  • The only mosque in Brickfields.
  • It started off as a madrasah (school) giving Al-Quran lessons to children.
  • The mosque was originally a small wooden surau in this same area known back then as Kg. Khadijah.
  • Most Muslims in Malaysia are followers of Mazhab Syafie but this mosque follows Mazhab Hanafi, a different Islam teaching.
  • Mazhab Hanafi asar prayers are around 5:30pm, an hour later than Mazhab Syafie which is at around 4:30pm.
  • Most Mazhab Hanafi followers do not eat crabs.
  • Goutiyyah means one who is helpful. This mosque was named after a respectable imam, Imam Abdul Qadir Jailani, who loved to help people.
  • His birthday is celebrated at only 2 mosques in KL, including this mosque!
  • The imams here are from India!
  • Main language used is Bahasa Melayu & Tamil
  • During Friday prayers, imams wear a special robe called “chaya”.
  • Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields Opening hours: 5am – 7:30am, 12:30pm – 9:30pm Tel: 013-334 6509
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