Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

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Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Masjid Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah
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Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Geographic coordinates4°53′52.6″N 114°55′18.4″E / 4.897944°N 114.921778°E / 4.897944; 114.921778Coordinates: 4°53′52.6″N 114°55′18.4″E / 4.897944°N 114.921778°E / 4.897944; 114.921778
Architecture
TypeMosque
Date established14 July 1994
Groundbreaking1988
Capacity5,000 worshipers

Jame' Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque (Malay: Masjid Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah) is a mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is one of the two national mosques, the other being Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.[1]

History[edit]

Jame' 'Asr Hassanal Bolkiah is a waqf of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th and current Sultan of Brunei. The construction began in 1988 on a 20-acre site in Kiarong.[1] The mosque was inaugurated on 14 July 1994 with the Sultan attending the Maghrib and Isha prayers in conjunction with His Majesty's 48th birthday celebration.[1]

Building[edit]

The mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshipers at a time,[1] making it the largest mosque in the country.[2]

The mosque has 29 golden domes and four minarets with height of 58 metres (190 feet).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SenaraiMasjid - Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah". www.kheu.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  2. ^ a b "Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque - Royal Brunei Airlines". Retrieved 2017-09-25.