Tue 29-03-2022 21:27 PM
SHARJAH, 29th March, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today opened the Al Qalaa Neighbourhood Mosque in Kalba.
Sheikh Sultan was briefed about the mosque’s features, its grandeur, its location, and the amenities available to worshippers, as well as how to get to and from the mosque. He also learned about its proximity to a number of major attractions in the area, including the Heritage Mosque Square and Khor Kalba Fort, which makes it an ideal location for a significant number of worshippers.
The mosque, which was constructed in the magnificent Islamic style, occupies an area of 10,393 square feet with a 16.6 metre-high dome. The men’s prayer hall has a capacity of 790, the women’s prayer hall has a capacity of 90, and the outer hallway has a capacity of 200 attendees.
During a religious sermon organised by the Department of Islamic Affairs, the Ruler of Sharja listened to the importance of worship and mosques in Islam, and how they help people get closer to God through prayers, reading the Holy Qur’an, and religious lessons and lectures.
Sheikh Haitham bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Head of the Ruler’s Office in Kalba City; Salah bin Butti Al Muhairi, Head of the Initiatives Implementation Authority (Mubadara); Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage; Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi, Head of the Protocol and Hospitality Department; and Abdullah Khalifa Al Sabousi, Head of the Sharjah Islamic Affairs Department, were among those present, along with a number of regional officials and notables.
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