Jul 28

Pictures of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.

His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque site is equivalent to the size five football[clarification needed] fields approximately.

As the country’s grand mosque, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it can be visited more than 40,000 people.

Jul 19

Ramadan moon sighted in UAE, Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Muslims in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will begin fasting tomorrow (Friday) as moon was sighted there on Thursday evening, reports said.Ramazan moon sighted

In Pakistan, the Central Ruat-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Friday in Karachi for sighting of the Ramadan crescent.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formed a committee of religious scholars to mull over starting of the holy month on the same date with rest of the country.