Inside the new largest mosque in Sharjah
- Sharjah’s ruler has officially opened Sharjah Mosque – the emirate’s largest mosque
- His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi did so over Ramadan
- The new mosque cost AED300 million and is located at the intersection of Mlieha and Emirates Road
- It can accommodate 25,000 worshippers
The UAE has a new ‘biggest’ mosque in time for Ramadan.
Sharjah’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, officially unveiled Sharjah Mosque last night, a project slated to cost AED300 million. Construction on the mosque began back in 2014.
Located at the intersection of Maliha Road and Emirates Road, the new mosque stretches over a total area of 2 million square feet. It has an inside capacity of more than 5,000 worshippers, but the total area of the mosque can accommodate more than 25,000 (including the front hall and side lobbies, along with the mosque’s outer yards).
Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, marked the opening by performing Isha’ and Tarawih prayers along with a large number of senior officials and worshippers from all around the country.
After prayers, Dr Shaukh Sultan toured the mosque which was built according to to his vision and aesthetics based upon the original Islamic values.
The mosque was built to also welcome non-Mulsim visitors from all around he world. It ahs dedicated spaces and paths for non-Muslims, including a museum, a gift shop, cafeteria, fountains and waterfalls. It is also home to a large library full of Islamic and cultural reference material.
The parking lot alone can accommodate 2,260 cars and busses.
The mosque has six gates and entrances, including four public entrances (two for women) one for VIPs and another for buses. The mosque will serve the areas of Tay, Seouh, Badea, Hawshi and Juwaiza, as well as commuters passing through the main roads such as Maliha Road and Emirates Road.
The new mosque makes it the Emirates’ second-biggest, behind Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque which can accommodate 41,000 people and is spread across 30-acres of land.