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Masjid Al Bukhary..


Al-Bukhary Mosque (Masjid Al-bukhary) is located along Jalan Langgar, adjacent to the Souq Al-Bukhary that houses Giant hypermarket in Alor Setar, Kedah. The magnificient mosque was built by the Al-Bukhary Foundation as being the part of Al-Bukhary Complex, which comprises of the Souq Al-Bukhary Trade Center, a Medical Centre, a Comminity Centre, a home of the children orphans, a senior citizen academy and the Al-Bukhary University.


The man behind this gigantic mosque complex is Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, a Malaysian tycoon who is popular with his generosity and philanthropic deeds for the society. He is also known for his down-to-earth attitude, and a guy who as much as possible, avoids publicity, cameras and interviews.


Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, of Yemeni descent, was born in Alor Setar, Kedah in 1951. He started his business as early as 19 years old which he involved in a trading of cows and buffalo. Due to his family mediocre-to-poor background, he has to step into the working world in his early age while schooling to help his family.He begins by helping his mother planting and selling vegetables in the market and also selling roti canai. His numeric knowledge was used to help his father in doing daily book keeping.He then persuade into trading cows and buffalo which the business inherit by his father. Eventually with his determination and experience, he quickly moved to expand into diversification of other business until what he is known today, as one of the most successful Malaysian Entrepreneurs.


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Taken on November 29, 2010