Shaikh Zayed mosque in China to project moderate Islam

The mosque includes large spacious corridors and places for worship which can accommodate more than 6,000 people.



By (Wam)

Published: Thu 1 Jan 2015, 12:59 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:58 AM

Abu Dhabi: The Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cultural Centre and Mosque, built by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation in China’s Ningzia region, is considered an important cultural centre to transfer the teachings of tolerance and moderation of the Islamic religion, as well as being one of the largest mosques in China.

People throng the Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cultural Centre and Mosque in China’s Ningxia during the opening ceremony. — Wam

The opening ceremony of the mosque, which took place last Friday, attracted thousands of Chinese people from different cities and villages to enjoy the Islamic architecture of the mosque. The mosque includes large spacious corridors and places for worship which can accommodate more than 6,000 people. There are also many Quranic centres, and the mosque holds training sessions for imams, in addition to other facilities.

During the ceremony, Chinese officials expressed their delight and said that the centre expresses the human spirit of the leadership and people of the UAE. The ceremony was attended by Omar Ahmed Adi Nasib Al Bitar, UAE Ambassador to China, who affirmed in an opening ceremony speech that this gift from the UAE to the people of China is an expression of love and friendship between both countries, which translates the faith in the importance of goodness and generosity of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


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