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Bahrain inaugurates $600k mosque

A new mosque valued at more than half a million dollars, funded by the Kanoo family, opened yesterday in Muharraq City, Bahrain

Officials from Bahrain's government inaugurated the mosque in Muharraq
Officials from Bahrain's government inaugurated the mosque in Muharraq

A mosque valued at more than half a million dollars opened yesterday in Muharraq, Bahrain.

The mosque was named after Mubarak and Fatima Kanoo, who helped fund the $664,893 (BD250,000) holy site that was completed recently and inaugurated yesterday.

Located in the north-eastern part of Muharraq, Bahrain’s third largest city, the new mosque can house up to 285 worshippers and covers 565m², according to the Bahrain News Agency.

Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa inaugurated the city’s newest place of worship.

In his speech, the minister praised the Kanoo family for their continued efforts to financially support charity projects, religious, social, and national events in Bahrain.

He also paid tribute to the late Mubarak bin Jassim Kanoo, who had personally supervised the wealthy Kanoo Family’s charity projects which have included the construction of mosques and health centres in the country.

READ: Bahrain builds biggest mosque in Awali

The minster also praised His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister for promoting worshipping venues across the country.

The mosque’s opening ceremony was also attended by the Undersecretary for Islamic Affairs, Dr Farid bin Yacoub Al-Meftah, in addition to ministry’s officials, Fawzi Kanoo, Khalid Kanoo, Nabil Kanoo, Saud Kanoo and other Kanoo executives.  

Muharraq City’s mosque is not the first to opened in Bahrain recently. Earlier this year, the biggest religious structure in Awali was inaugurated. And a mosque in Hamad Town was added to the country’s venues of worship in July 2017.

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