Sharjah approves $29m budget to construct, maintain mosques

Sharjah Directorate of Public Works will also build homes for imams and muezzins as part of the project

Sharjah Mosque was opened in May 2019.
Sharjah Mosque was opened in May 2019.

Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (SPWD) announced that it would spend $29m (AED107m) to construct and maintain mosques, as well as build homes for imams and muezzins, in collaboration with the Islamic Affairs Department.

The news comes weeks after HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated Sharjah Mosque (picture), touted as the emirate’s largest mosque, on 10 May, the first Friday of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The latest project is aimed at constructing mosques characterised by Islamic style, in line with the urban development of the emirate.

Commenting on the project, chairman of the SPWD, Eng Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, said the expansion was part of the government's plans to keep pace with the population growth across the emirate.

In May 2019, 30 new mosques were opened in various parts of Sharjah, ahead of and on the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which began on 6 May, 2019.

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