Al-Bukhari Masjid


Masjid Albukhary, or Albukhary Mosque, is one of the newest and most impressive landmarks in Alor Setar, Kedah. It was built by Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, a local entrepreneur who made it big in the lorry business. Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar, of Yemeni descent, is the third of seven siblings born into a poor family so impoverished that their home did not have a bed, table or chair.

Masjid Albukhary is part of Kompleks Albukhary, a sprawling Islamic centre which includes a medical centre, a community centre, an orphanage, a senior citizen academy and a centre for higher learning. The project is developed by Yayasan Albukhary, or the Albukhary Foundation. Next to Komplek Albukhary is another project developed by Yayasan Albukhary, the Souq Albukhary.