An-Nur Great Mosque

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An-Nur Great Mosque
Indonesian: Masjid Agung An-Nur
Jawi: مسجد اڬوڠ النور
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Congregational prayer at Masjid Agung An-Nur, Pekanbaru's Grand Mosque.
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
StatusActive
Location
LocationPekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Geographic coordinates0°31′36″N 101°27′03″E / 0.5267°N 101.4508°E / 0.5267; 101.4508
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleMalay, Islamic, Ottoman
Groundbreaking1963
Completed1968
Specifications
Capacity4,500[1][2]
Dome(s)10
Minaret(s)4

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 largest mosques in Indonesia. The mosque has influences from various architectural styles: Malay, Turkish, Arabic and Indian.

History[edit]

An-Nur mosque from a distance

The mosque was finished on 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[edit]

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.[3] 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.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ AN-NUR SIMAS. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Masjid Agung An-Nur. Dunia Masjid. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "Masjid Agung An-Nur, Masjid Kebanggaan Masyarakat Riau". 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.