SHARJAH, 10th May, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated, Friday, the Sharjah Mosque located at the intersection of Mleiha Road and the Emirates Road in Tay area at a cost of AED300 million.
H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah was present at the inauguration ceremony.
In 2014, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah ordered the construction of the mosque, and oversaw the work stages from the very beginning.
His Highness performed Al Isha and Al Tarawih prayers along with a large number of sheikhs, senior officials and a host of worshippers from the different parts of the country.
After prayers, His Highness toured the various parts of the Mosque, which 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.
Then His Highness watched a documentary about the various stages of constructing the mosque.
The mosque, which is the largest in the Emirate of Sharjah, sits on a total area of 2m square feet and can accommodate 25,500 worshippers. The mosque has an inside capacity of more than 5,000 worshipers, 610 of them are women. The front hall and side lobbies are of a capacity of more than 6,000 worshipers. The Open can accommodate 13,500 worshippers.
It is also equipped with two ablution areas and 100 wheelchairs for the elderly. The mosque has been equipped to welcome non-Muslim visitors and lovers of knowledge from around the world. The mosque contains spaces and paths for non-Muslims, 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.
The parking and bus lot of the Mosque can accommodate about 2,260 cars and buses and there are 300 parking spaces inside the mosque building and 1400 outside besides 60 for buses, and 500 outside the mosque fence, in addition to 16 large sunshades in the outer areas.
The Mosque has 6 gates and entrances, including 4 public entrances, two women’s entrances, one VIP and one for buses.
The mosque serves the areas of Tay, Seouh, Badea, Hawshi and Juwaiza, and passers through the main roads of the country such as Mleiha Road and the Emirates Road, being located at the intersection of Maliha Road and the Emirates Road in Tay area.
During the opening of the Sharjah Mosque and the prayers, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was accompanied by Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Central Finance Department; Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs; Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Sports Council; Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority; Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation; Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ruler’s Office; Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi; Sheikh Faisal bin Saud Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority; and Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Head of General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments – Sharjah.
Also present were Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention; Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development; Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, other senior officials from local and federal departments.