An-Nur Great Mosque

Coordinates: 0°31′36″N 101°27′03″E / 0.5267°N 101.4508°E / 0.5267; 101.4508
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An-Nur Great Mosque
Indonesian: Masjid Agung An-Nur
Jawi: مسجد اڬوڠ النور
AffiliationSunni Islam
LocationPekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Geographic coordinates0°31′36″N 101°27′03″E / 0.5267°N 101.4508°E / 0.5267; 101.4508
StyleMalay, Islamic, Ottoman

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.


Acting Governor of Riau Arsyadjuliandi Rachman giving a speech at the lecture of Syafiq Riza Basalamah at the Great Mosque of An-Nur, 2015

The mosque was finished on 20 October 1968. It was inaugurated by Arifin Achmad, 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. Due to the renovation, football stadium Hang Tuah was demolished.[3][4]

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.


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.[5] 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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  1. ^ AN-NUR SIMAS. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Masjid Agung An-Nur. Dunia Masjid. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Masjid Agung An-Nur, 'Taj Mahal' dari Riau (in Indonesian), retrieved 5 June 2013[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Mengenal Sejarah Masjid Agung An-Nur Hingga Disebut Taj Mahal Pekanbaru (in Indonesian), retrieved 14 May 2017
  5. ^ "Masjid Agung An-Nur, Masjid Kebanggaan Masyarakat Riau". 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.