Azizi Mosque in the 1920s
|Location||Tanjung Pura, Indonesia|
|Completed||June 13, 1902|
|Construction cost||200,000 ringgit|
|Direction of façade||East|
|Length||25 metres (82 ft)|
|Width||25 metres (82 ft)|
|Height (max)||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Dome(s)||total 21, 4 main domes|
|Dome height (outer)||20 metres (66 ft)|
|Minaret height||60 metres (200 ft)|
Construction of the mosque started in 1889 following the order of Tengku Sultan Abdul Aziz, late 19th-century ruler of Langkat Sultanate, and son of Tengku Sultan Haji Musa al-Khalidy al-Muazhzham Syah. The mosque was designed by a German architect. Many of the construction workers were the Chinese inhabitant of Langkat Regency. Material for construction were shipped from Penang and Singapore via the river Batang Serangan, and was transferred on site with 80 ox-carts. Abdul Aziz died before the completion of the mosque, so the construction was taken over by his son Tengku Sultan Mahmud Rahmat Syah. The mosque was completed on June 13, 1902. A minaret was added in 1926.
The mosque was restored several times in 1978-1979, 1980–1981, and 1990-1991.
The mosque stands on a complex of about 3 hectares (7.4 acres). The main prayer hall is about 25 x 25 meter. Three Mughal styled entrances on the north, south, and east side of the main prayer hall provide entry points. It is equipped with Mughal-styled copper domes, the heaviest is around 40 tons. The interior is mainly of marble, with Italian crystal chandeliers. Within the mosque complex are several tombs of the royal family belonging to the Langkat Sultanate.
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- Zein, Abdul Baqir (1999). Masjid-masjid bersejarah di Indonesia [Historic mosques in Indonesia] (in Indonesian). Gema Insani. ISBN 9789795615675.