Masjid Al-Muktafi Billah Shah is Terengganu’s State Mosque and modern royal mosque. Also known as Masjid Ladang, it was built between May 1981 and November 1984. The mosque was officially opened in September 1984 by the late Sultan of Terengganu, Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, of whom it was named after.
The mosque’s architecture is a combination of contemporary, Middle Eastern and traditional Malay styles. Its flat roof, blue domes and minarets are reminiscent of Middle Eastern mosques. The fine carvings on its wooden pulpit were created by highly-skilled local craftsmen from the renowned Balai Seni Ukir Wan Su. A beautiful crystal chandelier hangs down the centre of its main prayer hall.
The State Mosque also houses a Royal Mausoleum right next to its mihrab, where its namesake was laid to rest.