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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.
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. 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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