UAE charity raises $5.2m to build 156 mosques

UAE-based charity, The Dar Al Ber Society has collected up to $5.2m (AED19.4m) to build 156 mosques, both locally and abroad

[image: WAM].
[image: WAM].

UAE-based charity, The Dar Al Ber Society has collected up to $5.2m (AED19.4m) to build 156 mosques, both locally and abroad.

Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazroui, Chairman of Dar Al Ber Society, said the recently launched "Build a Mosque" initiative has been a big success and has exceeded set targets, according to WAM.

"The 156 mosques, to be built across the UAE and in a number of Muslim countries around the globe, are the result of our "Build a Mosque" initiative that ended on January 27," he said.

Al Mazroui added that Dar Al Ber initially planned the construction of only 90 mosques with a total value of AED10m ($2.7m).

"However, the nationwide campaign has been a big success, and our representatives have managed to collect AED19.4m ($5.2m),” he added.

The Dubai-based charity association has always been keen to support the UAE leadership’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative and is “mainly for the benefit of poor and low-income people”, explained Al Mazroui.

The charity promoted its initiative by advertising on social media and advertising boards across the UAE as well as through Islamic radio stations as a way to “attract and encourage more contributions for different types of mosques, in support of the "Year of Giving" initiative," said Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, executive director of Dar Al Ber.
 

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