Dubai’s Largest Mosque Gets Ramadan Opening
Dubai has a new landmark. Located on Al Safa Street, the
mosque, Al Farooq Omar bin Khattab Mosque and Islamic Centre, is aptly named
after Islam’s second Caliph Farooq Omar bin Khattab and is set to open on 29
July. The who’s who of UAE’s elite and diplomatic circle are expected to attend
the congregation led by the famous Kuwaiti scholar and Imam Sheikh Masharey bin
The centre has planned a month-long festival for Ramadan
with reciters being flown in from different parts of the world for the Taraweeh
prayers and special iftar majlis will be held daily.
The mosque is inspired by Istanbul’s 17th century Sultan
Ahmed Mosque aka the Blue Mosque. It is open for Islamic courses and it houses
a library with a collection of 4000 Islamic and other religious titles.
The mosque will be one of three in the country and the second
in Dubai to open its doors for non-Muslims, the other two being the Sheikh
Zayed Mosque (Abu Dhabi) and Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai).