Pekanbaru Great Mosque, Pekanbaru

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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.HistoryThe 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.ArchitectureArchitecturally, 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. 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.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The place is worth a visit and would recommend that you visit it around 5.00 p.m so that you could also catch the structure during the dusk period.  more »
  • May 5, 2017
    Berada dekat dengan Pasar Bawah, Masjid ini memiliki desain interior yang unik. Ada beberapa tiang yang tidak menyentuh langit-langit Masjid yang memberikan kesan tersendiri pada interiornya.  more »
  • April 1, 2017
    Terletak berdekatan dengan pasar bawah di dekat tepian sungai siak, mesjid ini termasuk yang tertua di Pekanbaru. Mudah untuk menandai mesjid ini dengan kubahnya berwarna keemasan. Sekitar mesjid terd...  more »

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As an important business center, Pekanbaru hosts a number of five- and four-star hotels located near golf courses and major shopping malls. Mid-range hotels and resorts are available in the city center, but you will be hard-pressed to find budget rooms in this modern city. If you prefer to stay close to exciting nightlife options, look for accommodations in the Tampan District.
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