Al Noor Mosque Sharjah

Posted on August 29, 2018
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The Al Noor Mosque is a mosque in Sharjah. Sharjah is the capital of Islamic Culture 2014 has over 600 Mosques, but the Al Noor Mosque (located beside Khalid Lagoon on Buhaira Corniche), is often regarded as the most famous.
The Al Noor Mosque was built by order of the wife of the ruler of Sharjah, her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed al Qassimi. The construction of the Mosque started in 2003 and was completed 2 years later in 2005.
The Al Noor mosque is a landmark masjid located right at the extended corniche. This is a very beautiful masjid with Turkish architect and has been modeled on the famous “Blue mosque” of Istanbul. There is a cannon that is fired every dawn for breaking of fast. It’s good and serene and very peaceful place. Highly recommended for tourist and visitors.
It is located on the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche. It is of Turkish Ottoman design and was influenced by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey. It is one of three mosques open to the public in Sharjah, which has over 600 total. In 2014 the mosque set a Guinness World Record for the “World’s largest wooden charity box” for their Ramadan donation campaign.
The Al Noor Mosque is the only mosque in Sharjah open to non-Muslims. Anyone interested in digging a bit deeper into the heritage of the United Arab Emirates and wanting to learn a little about Islamic beliefs would find a visit here a worthy addition to their Sharjah itinerary. Non-Muslims can visit the mosque on a tour, which takes place every Monday at 10 am and includes a discussion on Islamic and Emirati history, culture, and traditions. The mosque itself is a modern construction (built in 2005) and modeled on classical Ottoman style, with slender, pointed minarets, typical of Ottoman mosque architecture.
Al Noor Mosque is the first mosque in Sharjah to open its doors to the expatriate community and visitors to Sharjah so that they may learn about the UAE National culture and religion.
• Al Noor Mosque visit for non- Muslims currently now open
• Public visit every Monday at 10 am (except public holidays)
• Duration of the tour approx. 1 hour
• Explanations on Islam & Culture of U.A.E
• Questions and Answer session.

Rules and regulations:

• Registration is required for the visit (Registration area located at the entrance to the mosque)
• Dress code required for the mosque visit should be modest and conservative, no shorts or skirts above the knee.
• Tour guides and tour companies must not enter the Mosque unless accompanied by a registered guide from the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication
• Photographs and cameras are permitted during the Mosque visit

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