Mosques Between Two States


Mosques function as the nucleus for the Muslim community, where many important aspects of Muslim life take place, from marriages to funerals. This role has not changed much over time – mosques are still focal points for religious leaders to deliver their teachings, and for the local community to congregate.

Some mosques in Penang are unique in that they straddle state borders and open their doors to the faithful, be they from Penang or from without. Penang Monthly explores three such mosques.

Masjid Al-Hidayah, Kuala Muda, Penaga

The humble Al-Hidayah Mosque, located in Seberang Perai North, is situated on the cusps of Penang and Kedah, in the village of Kampung Kuala Muda.

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