Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain

This mosque is the largest mosque in Bahrain covering an area of 6,000 square meters. The capacity of the mosque is to cater for approximately 7,000 people to offer prayers at one time in congregation. The construction of the mosque was ordered by the ruler of Bahrain in 1987 Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.  The name of the mosque is placed in recognition of the person who got Bahrain liberated. The mosque was ready for use in 1988.

This mosque is the biggest place where Muslims can worship and is situated near King Faisal Highway in the town Juffair, a place in the Bahrain capital Manama. The Dome of the mosque carries a weight of 60 tons which is equal to 60,000 kg. It is fabricated purely of fiberglass. (Reinforced plastic material composed of glass fiber). Floor of the mosque is laden with the marble imported from Italy while the Chandelier is brought from Austria. The mosque from inside is decorated with calligraphy in the old fashion well known as Kufic. The doors are fabricated with Teak wood brought from India.

The library of the mosque has over 7,000 books, some of which are more than 100 years old. These books include books which are important for the Muslims such as sayings of the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) known as Hadith. They also include journals published from Al-Azhar University, a well-known seat of learning in Egypt. Some of these books are even 100 years old with a number of journals and publications

The length and the breadth of the mosque are 100 meters and 75 meters respectively. It has four Domes; outer diameter of each dome is 24 meters. The mosque has 2 Minarets

The mosque is a place of tourist attraction and the tourists are briefed about the mosque in English, French, Filipino and Russian languages. The management has fixed the time for visitors which is from 9 a m in the morning to 9 p m in the evening. The visitors are not allowed on Fridays and other holidays.

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