A look inside Education City’s glittering new mosque

Three years after breaking ground, the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies has officially opened Education City’s first mosque.

Inaugural Friday prayer services were held last week, and were attended by several hundred students and Qatar Foundation Chairperson Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

The mosque, a large white cavernous structure with Quranic verses embossed into its large ceiling, is dotted with small lights reminiscent of twinkling stars, and has the capacity to hold some 1,800 people in its indoor prayer halls and outdoor courtyard.

Faculty of Islamic Studies mosque
Islamic Studies mosque

The main (male) prayer room on the first floor features an in-house, as yet unstocked library, and a large gilded mehrab in a Qur’an verse-lined alcove.

Upstairs, a female gallery room complete with a separate seating area is sectioned off from the main prayer room by a high wall that separates the two genders.

Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies mosque
 
 
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Source News: Doha News
All photos by Chantelle D’mello