Watch: New mosque with stunning glass dome coming up in Sharjah

A philanthropist has sponsored the construction of this unique architectural gem

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Ruqayya Al Qaydi

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Muhammad Sajjad

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Exterior view of the under-construction Al Dhaid Mosque located in Al Dhaid City, Sharjah - KT Photo: Muhammad Sajjad
Exterior view of the under-construction Al Dhaid Mosque located in Al Dhaid City, Sharjah - KT Photo: Muhammad Sajjad

Published: Tue 9 Jan 2024, 5:56 PM

Last updated: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 4:57 PM

A mosque with a striking glass ball as its dome has been unveiled at the entrance to Al Dhaid in Sharjah. This architectural gem was financed by a philanthropist.

While the mosque is still under construction but a significant portion of the project has already been completed.

The mosque's contemporarily-styled minaret is designed in a distinctive spiral shape, imparting a sense of towering height. Adjacent to it is the spherical glass structure where worshippers gather for prayers.

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The interior of the mosque exudes a spacious and well-lit ambiance, with the geometric shapes of the glass sphere casting reflections on the walls and floor. At the entrance, a prominent inscription of Ayat al-Kursi from the Quran adds a grandeur touch to the setting.

Several people were in awe and voiced their admiration for the mosque and its design in a video shared by Sharjah TV on their official Instagram account.

A commenter, @7sheemaa, wrote, "Imagine praying in it while it's raining". Khalidnoor also write, "An architectural masterpiece, God bless.'

The mosque has truly captivated hearts with its unique design, blending modern aesthetics with spiritual serenity.

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