Sharjah: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday inaugurated a new mosque, performing the afternoon prayers.
Inspired by Islamic architecture and built in line with the urban development of the emirate, the Fatima Al Zahra Mosque, which overlooks Clock Square, can accommodate over 800 worshippers. Located in Maysaloon area, it was built at an estimated cost of over Dh21 million.
Upon his arrival, Dr Shaikh Sultan was briefed by representatives of government departments and engineering companies on the designs that were taken into account in building the mosque and the facilities, services provided, in addition to the capacity of the mosque.
Officials explained that the mosque was built in the Islamic architectural style of the Fatimid-stone design, where the mosque was covered with large quantities of stones, topped by two minarets, each 40 metres’ high.
The mosque has a library, a guard room, and special facilities for people of determination. A number of parking spaces and a special prayer room for women are also available.
One of the largest mosques in the city of Sharjah, it is located in the city centre.
The total area of the mosque is 11,000 square metres, while the built-up area is 1,388 square metres.
The mosque has a 800-square-metre carpet and a five-metre-long crystal chandelier suspended in the main prayer area of the mosque, as well as 16 other similar chandeliers inside the mosque.