Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Season 1, Episode 22 • 21m
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is steeped in Islamic history and culture. The city is home to many important Islamic landmarks and institutions, such as the iconic Masjid Jamek mosque and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, which houses an impressive collection of Islamic art and artifacts.
Islam has played a significant role in shaping the history and identity of Kuala Lumpur, with the city being founded as a mining outpost by Chinese and Malay workers in the mid-19th century. As the city grew, so too did its Islamic community, with many important religious leaders and institutions emerging in Kuala Lumpur over the years.
Today, Kuala Lumpur remains an important center of Islamic culture and scholarship, with numerous universities, research centers, and mosques dedicated to the study and practice of Islam. The city's rich Islamic heritage is celebrated through numerous festivals and events throughout the year, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Islamic history and culture.
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