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Dear Website Users

 

Welcome to the official website of the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (SHAS) Mosque.

In line with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Mission and Vision for Islamization and Integration of knowledge under the spirit of tawhid and ‘ibadah, the SHAS Mosque seeks to provide better services for IIUM community in its role as the centre for tarbiyyah ruhiyyah (spiritual training). It runs many educational spiritual activities that reflect the Islamic values and culture. The SHAS Mosque was completed in the 12th October 1997 and officiated by the Constitutional Head of the University, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’im Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Al-Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Muazam Shah on the 9th October 2000.

The University’s wise leadership is keen to support the Mosque's role in its mission as the “Garden of Knowledge and Virtue” which arises from the core beliefs of Islam; a religion of knowledge and morality. The Mosque is a catalyst in achieving this vision of Islam and the role of IIUM to be a “Mercy for all mankind.” The SHAS Mosque provides services that deal with the needs of IIUM community and inculcate the ukhuwwah Islamiyyah (Islamic brotherhood) and Islamic culture among Muslim adherents as well as the others.

The SHAS Mosque plays a vital role in managing the mosque as a centre for worship and community services, in addition to achieving its wider role of training for excellence in all fields of life. In this regard the SHAS Mosque is supporting the journey toward reaffirming the mosque’s central role in the community, as it has been during the glorious Islamic eras.

The fine engineering design of the SHAS Mosque symbolizes the aesthetic beauty of Islamic architecture and its deep-rooted values and spiritual philosophy, as a source of noble morals that call for truth and piety.

In response to strategic objectives, the SHAS website was launched. In addition to detailed information about the mosque, it contains useful guidance for our students and guests to perform their worship.

The website content includes information about the architecture of the SHAS Mosque, considered one of the major cultural landmarks in Gombak, Selangor and Malaysia.  This is valuable for general browsers, IIUM students and staff, in addition to those who have a specific interest in Islam.

Information about the SHAS Mosque activities and its services can be found on the website. The website is aimed to reach a wide audience from the local and international communities and we hope that the site offers accessible information and services to assist in supporting the vision of the SHAS Mosque.

 

Director

IIUM Mosques

20th March 2017