Malaysia Here > Mosque in Malaysia > Kampung Raja Mosque


Kampung Raja Mosque

Kampung Raja Mosque




Situated at Kampung Peninjau, about 5km from Kuala Klawang town, this mosque is the oldest in Jelebu. It is believed to have been founded by Dato' Nika and Mudim Khatib Raja, two Muslim missionaries from Minangkabau, who come to spread Islam to Jelebu. The existence of Kampung Peninjau itself is also attributed to these two scholars. Kuala Dulang Mosque was originally a small hut where they sought shelter before becoming the centre of their activities. Established in Jelebu at the early stages of Islam in the 16th century, this old mosque has its own myth.

As the story goes, this was once the appearance of a tray of food at the mosque. The origin of this tray was unknown, but to everyone's amazement, the supply of food on the tray never depleted. No matter how many people ate from it, no matter how large the congregation, there was always enough food to go around. This went on for a few years, until the tray just disappeared into thin air. The mystery still remains and it is from this that Kuala Dulang Mosque acquired its name - dulang meaning tray.