Putra Mosque is named in honour of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al–Haj. A key landmark in Putrajaya, it is located beside 'Dataran Perdana' and in front of ‘Putrajaya Lake’. The mosque was built in 1997 and completed in 1999.
The design of the mosque was based on the combination of Middle East and Malay architecture. The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at a time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The mosque consists of three main functional areas - the prayer hall, the Sahn (or courtyard) and various learning facilities and function rooms. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 250 feet above ground level. The Sahn, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.
Its impressive minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. At 116m, it is one of the tallest minarets in the region and has five tiers, representing the Five Pillars of Islam.