The Saidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq Mosque (MSABA) (Malay: Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq) is a prominent mosque in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
. The mosque was named after Prophet Muhammad's successor (Caliph) Abu Bakr.
Architecture and features:
It was originally designed for up to 3,500 people, but after expansion work done in 2009 and 2010, it can accommodate 500 more.
The architecture is of traditional Malay mosque architecture with a minaret (43.3 m), arches, dome (16.6 m wide and 24 m from the floor), and motifs, but modern in form. It has an open concept, where air flow is allowed into the mosque as the door are made from hard wood. Islamic patterned holes are carved in between the motifs.
Its architectural designs are used in the construction for the Maldives
National Mosque, as well as other prominent mosques in Kuala Lumpur such as Masjid Saidina Omar al-Khattab and Masjid Saidina Uthman ibn Affan.
The mosque had received several awards for serving as the 'temporary' National Mosque of Malaysia
during renovation works done to the National Mosque.