Sharjah Mosque: Sharjah’s largest mosque accommodates 25,000 worshipers
Sharjah Mosque, commonly referred to as Sharjah Masjid by locals, was inaugurated by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah in 2019.
The mosque is the largest mosque in Sharjah, overtaking King Faisal Mosque from this position. King Faisal Mosque was inaugurated in 1987 and can accommodate more than 16,000 worshipers.
The Sharjah Mosque, on the other hand, can accommodate up to 25,000 worshipers with an interior capacity of over 5,000 worshipers. The entrance hall and side halls can accommodate more than 6,000 worshipers while the exterior courtyards of the mosque can accommodate 13,500 additional worshipers.
The historic mosque is open to Muslims and non-Muslims and was built at a cost of 300 million dirhams.
For visitors, the mosque offers dedicated spaces and paths for non-Muslims, a museum, gift shop, cafeteria, open courtyards, fountains and waterfalls. It also houses a large library rich in Islamic and original cultural references.
The fascinating domes of Sharjah Mosque from space. This photo, taken by KhalifaSat, shows the Sharjah Mosque, which can accommodate more than 25,000 worshipers. The mosque is considered a unique model of Islamic architecture.
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Supermoon over Sharjah Mosque on Wednesday May 26, 2021. Photo: Virendra Saklani / Gulf News
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The largest mosque in Sharjah, inaugurated by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme and Sovereign Council of Sharjah, on May 10, 2019, accommodating up to 25,000 worshipers. The 300 million dirhams Sharjah Mosque, located near the intersection of Maliha Road and Emirates Road in Tay region, Sharjah.
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The mosque is located near the intersection of Maliha Road and Emirates Road in the Tay region, covers a total area of two million square feet.
According to the information available, the opening hours of the mosque are from 4.30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and from 11:40 a.m. to 9 p.m.