Sharjah Ruler inaugurates Fatima Al-Zahra mosque

SHARJAH, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today offered Dhuhr prayer at newly built Fatima Al-Zahra mosque in Maysaloon, Sharjah, marking its inauguration.

The mosque has been built in line with the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah and the emirate’s urban development regarding the setup of typical mosques in several styles inspired by the unique Islamic architecture.

The new mosque, which is located in the middle of Sharjah city, covers an area of 11 thousand sq.m., with 1388 sq.m. for the building itself, and can accommodate up to 800 worshipers and was built with an estimated cost of over AED21 million.

Representatives of different government departments and engineering companies briefed His Highness on the new mosque’s design, facilities and capacity.

Officials said that the mosque, one of the largest mosques in Sharjah, was built in the Islamic architectural style of the Fatimid-stone design, covered with large quantities of stones and topped by two 40 metres long, each, minarets.

The mosque’s floor is covered by 800 sq.m. carpet and a 5 metre-long crystal chandelier suspended in the main prayer area, as well as 16 other small chandeliers dangling across areas inside the mosque.

It has a special prayer room for ladies, a library, facilities for people with determination and a number of parking areas.

A number of officials and heads of Sharjah’s government departments attended the inauguration event alongside Sheikh Sultan.

Source: Emirates News Agency