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This mosque was built in 1912, a contributory effort of YTM Tunku
Mahmud Ibni Almarhum Sultan Tajuddin Mukarram Shah. The site of
this mosque before it was built was the cemetery of the Kedah warriors
who had died while defending Kedah from Siam (1821). The architecture
of the mosque was inspired by the AZIZI Mosque in Langkat town,
north Sumatera. This mosque is enhanced with five prime large domes
symbolizing the five Islamic principles.
Its official launching ceremony was held on Friday, 15 October
1915 by the late HRH Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah. Tunku Mahmud read
the Friday sermon while HRH Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah led the Friday
prayer. At the back of the Zahir Mosque, is the Syariah Court building
complex and the Centre for Basic Education for Children.
The Zahir Mosque occupies a site of approximately 124,412 square
feet. Its center hall (Prayer Hall) measures 62 x 62 square feet
and surrounded by verandahs of 8 feet wide with 4 mezzanine areas
of each has a dome. The main dome is located at the north-east of
the mosque building.