West Java, Depok, Masjid Kubah Emas Dian Al-Mahri

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West Java, Depok, Masjid Kubah Emas Dian Al-Mahri


Masjid Dian Al-Mahri, or well known as Masjid Kubah Emas, located in Maruyung Raya, kel. Maruyung Kecamatan Lumo, Depok. The capasities of this glorious Mosque is not quite much. around 20 thousand poeple could fit in this Mosque, the land area is about 70 hectares. this Mosque was built in 1999. Owned by a businessman from Banten called Hj Dian Juriah Maimun Al Rasyid, and his wife Drs H. Maimun Al Rasyid that already bought this area since 1996. Masjid Al Mahri opened in public since 31st December 2006. The exact time with Idul Adha 1427 H. The building of this Mosque has an area around 60 x 120 metres or about 8.000 square feet. Consist of the main building, mezamin, inner courtyard, hallways, outside hallways and space shoes. This Mosque is one of the greatest Mosque in Southeast Asia. Masjid Al-Mahri has 5 domes. 1 main dome and 4 small domes. the whole domes covered with gold as thin as 2 to 3 millimeters with mosaic crystals. The under part of the dome has a diameter around 16 meters. The diameter of the middle part is around 20 meters, and the height is around 25 meters. The 4 others Domes is under 6 meters. The decoration on top is made of 18 carat gold and so is the fence on the second floor and ornate calligraphy on the ceiling of the Mosque. The crown pillar of the Mosque has 168 pieces layered with prado gold. The main hall of the Mosque has a size around 45 x 57 meter, and 6 minarets is clad in gray granite from Italy with a circular ornament. Some of the materials imported from Italy.

This Mosque is open for the public, and closed every Thursday. Visitors are free to go in and out of the Mosque. However there are some rules for the visitors: to get into the Mosque you have to wear a proper clothes, especially a woman, every woman should wear a veil or a headscarves. and of course, we have to take off our shoes and sandals, and we should left our sandals and shoes outside of the Mosque.

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