Ruler of Sharjah opens new Dhs300 million mosque

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The mosque can accommodate 25,500 worshippers and will welcome both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors…

The largest mosque in Sharjah was inaugurated on Friday by H.H Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah. The Sharjah Mosque, located in the Tay area, cost Dhs300 million to build, and can accommodate a staggering 25,500 worshippers.

Found on the intersection of Mleiha Road and Emirates Road, the mosque sits on a total area of 2 million square feet, and is equipped to welcome non-Muslim visitors as well as Muslim worshippers.

For non-Muslims, the mosque contains a museum, a gift shop, a cafeteria, an open yards, fountains and waterfalls. The Mosque will house a large library rich in Islamic and cultural original references.

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The Mosque will also house a large library rich in Islamic and cultural original references to educate visitors.

Sheikh Sultan first ordered the construction of the mosque in 2014, and oversaw the work stages from the very beginning until its opening over the weekend. According to state news agency wam, the new Sharjah Mosque ‘was built and designed according to Sheikh Sultan’s vision of faith and aesthetics based on the style of Islamic architecture, reflecting the original Islamic values’.

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