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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar opens!

SOHAR: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud al Busaidy, on Friday inaugurated the new Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar in North Al Batinah Governorate.

Sayyid Mohammed al Busaidy led the Friday prayers in the presence of several dignitaries and Their Excellencies. Mohammed bin Salem al Muqbali, imam and mosque preacher, delivered a speech on the occasion in which he explained the status of a mosque in Islam and the role it plays in imparting education and shaping the behaviour of Muslims. 

The mosque is uniquely decorated with a blend of the ancient Islamic civilisation style and modern architecture.

The 181,000 square metre mosque is considered as one of the Renaissance landmarks in Sohar besides the many achievements which took place during the thriving era of His Majesty’s leadership. 

It also has the remaining space landscaped and parking lot. The main prayer hall can accommodate 4,600 worshipers, besides a separate prayer hall for women. The mosque also contains classrooms, library besides and offices for the maintenance and management of the mosque, rooms for guards and a small park for children.

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