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Doha, November 10 (QNA) – The Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque is a cultural and Islamic edifice with a design inspired by the historic Qatari architecture.

As the largest mosque in the State of Qatar, Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque will be one of the prominent landmarks of Doha. It serves as a beacon of religion and culture and a community destination for worship and learning, and hosts regular events and activities to introduce the Islamic religion and spread its true values and teachings.

Located in the Jubailat area to the north of downtown Doha, the mosque represents an easy destination due to its distinctive geographical location and easy access from all directions, making it one of the most important religious tourism attractions for visitors during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Construction works of Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque began in late 2006. It was inaugurated by HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Dec. 16, 2011 in the presence of state officials, representatives of diplomatic missions, senior Islamic figures and a large number of citizens and residents.

The design of the mosque is inspired by Al Qubaib Mosque, which was established by Sheikh Jassim bin Muhammad bin Thani, the founder of the State of Qatar, 130 years ago. The total area of the mosque covers about 175,000 square meters. The air-conditioned hall inside can accommodate about 11,000 male worshipers, while the air-conditioned hall designated for women can accommodate about 1,200 worshipers. It is also possible to pray in the courtyard of the mosque and in its front yard where they can accommodate 30,000 worshipers together.

The total built area is 19,565 square meters. The external facilities are linked with the mosque through steps and ramps dedicated for people with special needs on three sides.

The Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque is lit and adorned with 28 multi-layered circular copper chandeliers hanged at a height of 14 meters. The sound systems are highly developed and self-controlled, to reduce and treat echoes to a minimum. the mosque also includes a fixed network of cameras that provide excellent direct television transmission.

In addition to the mosque’s building, the area includes gardens, open and covered parking lots that can accommodate about 3,000 cars, and a service building.

The mosque is also surrounded by a green strip that wraps around outdoor parking lots and buildings on an area of 47,362 square meters, covered by various seasonal plants, flowers and shrubs, in addition to 1642 trees, most of which are the local Sidr trees. The green spaces are irrigated by an internal water network for the mosque.

The Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque preserves the art of Qatar’s authentic architecture, embodying the Qatari heritage in its simplicity in line with the lines of Islamic architecture, which has placed the State of Qatar at the forefront of Islamic countries interested in Islamic heritage and civilization. (QNA)

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