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Sharjah completes construction of new mosques

SHARJAH, June 4, 2018

Sharjah government has constructed a number of mosques and accommodation buildings for imams (prayer leaders) and muazzins (men who call for prayers) across the emirate at an investment of Dh100 million ($27.2 million), said a report.

The work was completed by Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (SDPW), in cooperation with the Directorate of Islamic Affairs in the UAE emirate. Each of these mosques has a capacity to accommodate 250 to 3,000 worshippers, reported state news agency Wam.

Engineer Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, the chairman of SDPW, said this come in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to build several model mosques that are inspired by the Islamic style and compatible with the urban development of Sharjah.

The SDPW has implemented projects for the construction and maintenance of a number of mosques, some of which have been completed and others are still under construction, he added.

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