Sharjah Inaugurates 15 New Mosques Ahead Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan

by Deeplata Garde
Sharjah Inaugurates 15 New Mosques Ahead Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan brings a large number of worshippers together to pray at the mosque compared to general times. Therefore designated worship places are filled up easily and more space is required to accommodate the crowd. In order to meet these requirements, Sharjah had made better provisions to pray this year. Sharjah inaugurated 15 new mosques to offer Emiratis more options to worship.

Sharjah Expands Mosque Provisions For Ramadan 2023

Sharjah Mosque
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The architecture you witness in Sharjah’s Mosque is a thriving scene in itself. But ahead of the architectural beauty, to meet the real purpose of the mosque, Sharjah has expanded its network of worship places.

If we go by the statistics of 2021, Sharjah has nearly 3000 mosques. But the increasing demands made by The Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah increase the infrastructure.

15 new mosques have been inaugurated by the department recently which highly vary in style and size. The department’s initial intention was to construct 20 new mosques out of which 5 will open before the end of Ramadan in Sharjah. The existing ones here will expand based on the increasing population of the designated areas.

The underlying aim of this infrastructure is to make it easier for citizens to reach places of worship and carry out fasting rites.

The department’s technicians have been doing inspection rounds in the meantime to make sure the mosques are clean and have the carpet and prayer rugs they require.

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Sharjah Is Famous For Its Architecture

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From scenic architecture to accommodating huge crowds, Sharjah Mosques stand out with multiple features. The biggest Islamic worship place in Sharjah, Sharjah Mosque, inaugurated its doors in 2019. The 185,806 square meters, AED 300 million structure has room for more than 25,000 worshippers. It is outfitted not only as a place of prayer but also to welcome non-Muslim tourists, which is interesting to those who are interested in architecture.

According to recent news, Sharjah opened a mosque that can single-handedly accommodate 1300 worshippers at a time. That seems gigantic to us! So Emiratis need to stop worrying about which worship place to visit to offer their prayers this Ramadan in Sharjah.

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