Mosque will open up to non-Muslim visitors, with dedicated spaces and pathways defined for them.
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the emirate’s largest mosque over the weekend. The Dh300-million Sharjah Mosque located at the intersection of the Mlieha and Emirates Roads can accommodate over 25,000 worshippers. Construction of the project began in 2014.
The mosque, its gardens and facilities are built over a total area of 2 million square feet. The Sharjah Mosque will open up to non-Muslim visitors, with dedicated spaces and pathways defined for them.
The mosque is home to a large library that has many original Islamic works. Over 2,200 cars and buses can be parked in the different parking lots of the mosque complex. A rubber track goes around the mosque for visitors who wish to go for a walk around the complex.
It also has a souvenir shop, museum and fountains.
Dr Sheikh Sultan; Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; other Sheikhs and officials joined residents to offer the Isha and Taraweeh prayers on Friday.
After that, the Sharjah Ruler toured the mosque’s collection hall, which houses books and antiques from different Islamic eras. He also viewed a 3D hologram show and documentary about the mosque.