The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and was inaugurated by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to be a distinct religious edifice linking Islamic culture with the rest of cultures, embodying the message of the Islamic religion that urges peace, peace and tolerance, believing the Almighty saying: Oh people I created you from remembrances and females, and made you peoples and tribes to know that He honored you with God, He did not fear you
Sheikh Zayed Mosque opens its doors to visitors from different cultures throughout the year, and the percentage of visits increases in the month of Ramadan in particular, as 61681 visitors came to it in the first ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan, and prayed 78,618, and more than 289360 mushrooms arrived, bringing the total number of visitors to about 429 659 659 who were received In a religious atmosphere full of tolerance and a spirit of brotherhood in which everyone shares noble and valuable human values.
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History of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque project was launched by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at the end of the nineties of the last century and supervised by the Department of Municipal Affairs, after which the project passes in two main phases, the first was to lay the basic building blocks for this gorgeous architectural edifice and install the concrete structure, while the second phase included works The interior and exterior decoration of the mosque, which is characterized by the preparation of columns and ceilings in addition to pink motifs and floral patterns.
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Islamic architecture of the mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque includes four minarets, each of which are 106 meters long and differ in geometric shapes and designs, the upper part of which comes in the form of a square to simulate Moroccan and Andalusian architecture, while the rest of the shapes refer to the Mamluk era, while the last part takes a cylindrical shape that dates back to the fourth furnace Ten, which the Ottomans mastered at the time. There is also a lamp at the top of the minaret, decorated with a mosaic of glass and gold-plated design dating back to the Fatimid period.
Dish and ocean
The courtyard of the mosque is one of the largest dishes in mosques in the Islamic world
The courtyard of the mosque is one of the largest dishes in mosques in the Islamic world, with an area of 17 thousand square meters. Its floor was designed with large concrete slabs laid on huge pillars encrusted with the finest types of marble. The outer nave includes columns covered with stones and designs in the form of flowers and plants with crowns covered with gold.
The mosque is surrounded by water lakes highlighting its beauty and splendor, as the water reflects the designs and mosaics that skilled workers from different parts of the world worked on.
The library provides many services for visitors and readers
The library includes more than three thousand titles divided in various scientific, cultural and religious fields, all translated into twelve languages in addition to containing reference books. The library offers many services to voracious visitors and readers who wish to discover the pearls of this impressive facility that was designed by designer Ihsan Abu Siad, who preserved the traditional Islamic character of the mosque and made the library an integral part of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
Here are some hotels near the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:
- Beach Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
- Le Meridien Abu Dhabi