The initial stage of construction of this mosque was run by Sabah State Government through the Sabah Islamic Religious Council (MUIS).The mosque was built to replace the old mosque nearby. It was constructed on 1982 and completed on 1987. The mosque was opened on 1 February 1988 by the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Iskandar of Johor in conjunction with the 14th Federal Territory Day.
The architectural design was by Arkitek Jurubina Bertiga led by Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim. The combination architecture are from Brunei Malay architectural elements mix with the Turkish architecture.As a result of these two influences has produced a new mosque has a unique identity and beautiful.The mosque is equipped with a dome-shaped dome and two tall towers on both sides of the mosque and also equipped with a number of facilities and equipment for public use such as three lecture halls, Darul Hikmah Library, administrative offices and a break room for VIPs.
As the mosque is surrounded by the South China Sea, these two towers are also a guide to fishermen, especially at night. The mosque's design and interior design is contemporary. Jeriji and transparent mirrors become an element of lighting and natural ventilation into the mosque. Steps as the lower level and top level connectors are decorated with round lights hanging at the top to give light and further beautify this part. An-Nur Mosque is also equipped with several facilities and facilities for public use such as three lecture halls, the Darul Hikmah Library, an administrative office and a rest room for the dignitaries.
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