Sheikha Salama Mosque
The Sheikha Salama Mosque (Arabic: مَسْجِد ٱلشَّيْخَة سَلَامَة, romanized: Masjid Ash-Shaykhah Salāmah) is a mosque in the city of Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Currently the largest mosque in use in the city, its status is meant to be replaced by the under-construction Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque. It is named after Sheikhah Salamah, mother of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the father of Sheikh Khalifa.
|Sheikha Salama Mosque|
|Location||Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the U.A.E.|
|Style||Mixed ancient and modern, partly Moroccan|
The mosque had an old structure which was demolished in 2007.
The current structure of the mosque, which was designed by architect Ja'afar Touqan from Jordan, is a blend of ancient and modern architecture, with two minarets which are influenced by Moroccan Islamic architecture. It occupies an area of 35,873 square metres (386,130 sq ft), and can accommodate more than 3000 worshipers, according to Gulf News. The design includes an extra 1000 car parking spaces for "future needs."
2017 Saudi AwardEdit
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