30 Sharjah mosques opened for worshippers during Ramadan 2019
Sharjah's Department of Islamic Affairs built the mosques, which reportedly feature new carptets, ACs, and parking spaces
In a move to accommodate the increasing number of worshippers during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah has opened 30 mosques across various parts of the UAE emirate.
According to a report by local daily Khaleej Times, these mosques were opened ahead of and on the first day of Ramadan, which began on 6 May in the UAE.
Designed in various architectural styles, the mosques have been constructed to ensure proper and organised worshipping facilities.
Many of the people come from far-off places to offer prayers and during rush-hours they end up doing so either in the yard of the mosque or the parking areas.
The department said that the number of worshippers tends to double during the Taraweeh and Tahjud prayers, which are performed in the last 10 days of the Holy Month.
Talking about the facilities within the mosques, director of the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah, Sheikh Abdullah Al Khayal, said: “All the new mosques are equipped with new carpets, ACs, and parking spaces, as per the plans.
“Most of the mosques in Sharjah host free Iftar, provided by philanthropists, charity organisations, or private institutions for workers, bachelors and poor families,” added Al Khayal.
Construction details of the mosques have not been revealed by the department.