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Jeddah: The Muslim World League (MWL) and the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) have joined hands to build the largest-ever museum dedicated to Islamic history and civilization.The huge center, to be established in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, is expected to attract 4 million visitors a year on completion, Arab News reported. MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and Indonesia’s minister of administrative reform and DMI vice chairman, Syafruddin, signed an agreement in Jeddah to mark the launch of the ambitious project.The museum will be set up as a branch of its headquarters in Madinah, which was inaugurated during Ramadan under the sponsorship of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.Using the latest presentation techniques, the Indonesian museum will house displays highlighting the biography of Prophet Muhammad and Islamic civilization.When built, the museum is expected to cover an area of more than 100,000 square meters in the Jakarta suburb of Pioppo.