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An Nur Great Mosque Pekanbaru

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Affiliation  Sunni Islam
Architectural type  Mosque
Capacity  45,000
Province  Riau
Number of minarets  4
Groundbreaking  1963
Status  Active
Completed  1968
Opened  1968
Phone  +62 761 271612
Number of domes  10
An-Nur Great Mosque Pekanbaru
Location  Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Address  Jl. Hangtuah Ujung, Sumahilang, Pekanbaru Kota, Kota Pekanbaru, Riau 28156, Indonesia
Similar  Grand Mosque of West Su, Museum Sang Nila Utama, Great Mosque of Central J, Masjid Dian Al‑Mahri, Great Mosque of Medan

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An-Nur Great Mosque is a mosque located in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1968. The mosque can accommodate about 4,500 worshipers. It is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. Seen from the side of the building, the mosque has influences from various architectural styles: Malay, Turkish, Arabic and Indian.

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History

The present structure is the result of refurbishment and redevelopment. The mosque's Nur was built in 27 Rajab 1388 AH or 20 October 1968. It was inaugurated by Arifin Ahmad, the Governor of Riau. In 2000 it was renovated during the time of Governor Saleh Djasit with its area tripled from 4 hectares to 12.6 hectares.

The mosque was once a campus for the Faculty of Usul al-Din State Institute of Islamic studies (IAIN) Sultan Syarif Kasim Pekabaru from its founding until 1973. IAIN Sultan Syarif Kasim State Islamic University is now the Sultan Syarif Kasim (UIN SUSKA) Pekanbaru.

Architecture

Architecturally, An-Nur is similar to the Taj Mahal. The mosque was designed by IR. Roseno. The building consists of three floors. The top level is used for prayer and the lower level for offices and meeting rooms. The upper part consists of large rooms and a Hall. Downstairs is the Secretariat of the Board and classroom space. The building is equipped with escalators connecting floors one and two. Education services include a playgroup, kindergarten, elementary school, junior and senior high schools. Libraries and other facilities, such as meeting rooms and halls, and other class office space are available.

References

An-Nur Great Mosque Pekanbaru Wikipedia


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