KH Hasyim Asy'ari Grand Mosque

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KH Hasyim Asy'ari Grand Mosque
Basic information
Location Jakarta, Indonesia
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Adhi Moersid Adhi [1]
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 2017
Construction cost US$ 12.8 million
Specifications
Interior area 16,985 m2 (182,830 sq ft)
Minaret(s) 5

KH Hasyim Asy'ari Grand Mosque is a newly built mosque at Semanan, Kalideres, West Jakarta, Indonesia. The mosque is named after National Hero of Indonesia Hasyim Asy'ari, the founder of the Nahdlatul Ulama. The mosque was inaugurated by Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia on 15 April 2017. The mosque is the first which is fully operated by Jakarta city administration.[2]

History[edit]

Joko Widodo introduced the idea of building a city owned grand mosque when he was Governor of Jakarta in 2012. Later Ahok inaugurated construction of the mosque in June 2013.[3] It was built at a cost of US$12.8 million and inaugurated on 15 April 2017.

Design and facilities[edit]

The mosque is designed with Betawi ornament nuances with the concept of five minarets that symbolize the pillars of Islam.The mosque adopted the concept of a typical Betawi bapang house. With a triangular roof and tooth ornament balang. The shape of the building forms the letter 'T', with a special central part of the place of worship.The mosque has 2 minaret in front, 2 on the right wing, and 1 on the left wing. The wings of the mosque are built for other facilities. In the center there is one big triangle and four small triangles on the front. The mosque compound has a large yard to agriculture farming.[4]

Built on 2.4 hectares of land, the mosque can accommodate 16000 people for prayer. The mosque has an office space, a function hall with a capacity of 1000 people and a library.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mengintip Masjid Raya KH Hasyim Asyari". Kompas. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  2. ^ "Jokowi to inaugurate Jakarta grand mosque". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "Ahok to Name New Jakarta Mosque After NU Founder Hasyim Asy'ari". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  4. ^ "Diresmikan Jokowi, Begini Profil Masjid Raya KH Hasyim Asy'ari". detiknews. Retrieved 2017-07-18.