An-Nur Great Mosque Pekanbaru

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An-Nur Great Mosque
Indonesian: Masjid Agung An-Nur
Jawi: مسجد اكبر ان-نور
Masjid Agung An-Nur.JPG
Masjid Agung An-Nur, Pekanbaru's Grand Mosque.
Basic information
Location Indonesia Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Geographic coordinates 0°31′36″N 101°27′03″E / 0.5267°N 101.4508°E / 0.5267; 101.4508
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Country Indonesia
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Groundbreaking 1963
Completed 1968
Specifications
Capacity 4500
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 grandest mosques in Indonesia. Seen from the side of the building, the mosque has influences from various architectural styles: Malay, Turkish, Arabic and Indian.

History

An-Nur mosque from a distance

The present structure is the result of refurbishment and redevelopment. The mosque's Nur was built in 27 Rajab 1388 AH or 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

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.[1] 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. Education services include a playgroup, kindergarten, elementary school, junior and senior high schools. Libraries and other facilities, such as meeting rooms and halls, and other class office space are available.


An-Nur Great Mosque Panorama

See also

References

  1. ^ "Masjid Agung An-Nur, Masjid Kebanggaan Masyarakat Riau". 17 July 2012. 
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