The structure was built with ventilation concrete blocks in a minimalist design style that architects refer to as ‘tropical brutalism’, explained Hafiz Ismail, the architect behind the surau.
The 48-year-old told Bernama that he was inspired by the Kaaba, a building at the centre of Islam’s most important mosque, which attracts millions of visitors annually.
The greenery was incorporated to provide a peaceful environment while serving as an attraction, especially to the younger generation, Tawfiq Foundation Trustee Syed Hussin Syed Shaikh Al Junid explained to Bernama.
Musalla Al-Abrar has attracted not only Muslims in the area, but also those from outside of Klang Valley who visit to attend religious activities.
There are two prayer halls that can accommodate up to 1,500 individuals, an office space, toilet, kitchen, and ablution.
Bernama noted that the building is a surau with a mosque status.