Maldives’ largest mosque named after King Salman set to open soon

MALE — The King Salman Mosque, the largest mosque in the Indian Ocean archipelagic nation of Maldives, will be opened in the capital city of Male in the near future.
A Saudi delegation, headed by Acting Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Awad Al-Enezi, on Monday met with the officials of Maldives and their talks focused mainly on the final arrangements to open the mosque.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has donated $25 million to build the six-story mosque, which can accommodate more than 10,000 worshippers.

The mosque complex includes multi-purpose halls, an international library, a center for teaching the Holy Qur’an, study rooms and a conference hall. Its construction, which was announced in 2016, began in early 2018.

The Chief of Staff of the President's Office of Maldives Uz Ali Zahir voiced the pride of his country’s government and people in the distinguished ties with Saudi Arabia, and praised the historical positions that Saudi Arabia offered to the Maldivian people.

During a meeting in Malé with Al-Enezi, Zahir stressed that building the mosque in the capital is a unique icon of architecture and urban style, and is one sign of goodness that Saudi Arabia has offered to the Maldives, which will be a symbol of historical relations between the two countries.

Discussions during the meeting also went over the actions of the coordination committee to arrange for the inauguration of the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

A combo of photos showed the magnificent and beautiful interiors and facilities of the mosque complex from the inside.(SG)

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