Khalifa Foundation to build Sheikh Zayed Mosque in China

WAM Abu Dhabi, 26th July 2013 (WAM) — The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced its full support for building the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the Chinese city of Wuzhong, Ningxia, commemorating the UAE Humanitarian Work Day which is dedicated to the memory of the late Founding Father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and in remembrance of his philanthropic efforts all over the world.

The Sheikh Zayed mosque will house 1000 worshippers, ablution areas and toilets, with separate facilities for men and women. The project will also provide a residence for the incumbent Imam within its structure, along with a reception area, store, and other necessary amenities.

The city of Wuzhong is home to a large Muslim population, and this project will cater to the religious and spiritual needs of its residents to offer prayers and partake in religious rites, in addition to augmenting their understanding of the tenets of science. This mosque aims to be a meeting place for its residents to convene and discuss religious and scientific views, and an arena for modern thinking in keeping with traditional Islamic orientation. It also hopes to be a beacon that will facilitate in strengthening the bonds between Muslims and non-Muslims, educating and empowering all irrespective of their faith and background.

Director General of the Khalifa Foundation Mohammed Haji Al Khoori stated ;”The Foundation continues to harbor the sentiments of our great leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose legacy is a shining light and an inspiration to our work throughout the world, and drives our ambition to continue in his footsteps. We consider the building of this mosque as a dedication to his selflessness and benevolent nature, one that will always be immortal to us, and now to the people of the Republic of China.” This initiative is also fully backed by the UAE Government, who is actively involved in pioneering and implementing various philanthropic initiatives all around the world.

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