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Masjid Kampung Laut is a mosque situated in the vicinity of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. It was located at Nilam Puri facing the Malaya University, Kelantan campus, which is 20 km away from the city of Bandar Kota Bharu.

According to an oral traditional, over centuries ago, religious scholars sailed across the Malay straits to spread the religion of Islam. In the year 1730s, a group of religious scholars passed through the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia on their way to Pattani in Thailand. Unfortunately, their boat suffered a leakage and experienced some difficulties. The scholars in the boat pledged that should they be brought to the shore safely, they will build a mosque immediately to reminisce the incident. Their wish was granted, and the scholars landed safely at Kampung Laut, Tumpat.

 

Masjid Kampung Laut, Nilam Puri   Masjid Kampung Laut, Nilam Puri

The mosque was different than how it looks today. It was a basic structure with only four pillars that support three layers of rooftop which was made of rumbia (sago) leaves. It occupied an area of 400 square foot. Towards the end of the 19th century, the mosque became an important religious centre and was expanded to contain additional prayer rooms, store rooms, verandah and tower. 20 pillars were built to support the additional architectural structure. The additional structure used the ‘Tebuk Pasak’ technique which was very unique. It was built of wood but did not use even a single nail. The rumbia leaves of the rooftop were replaced with genting (tiles).