The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs, represented by the Department of Mosques, has opened its new mosque at Bu Sidra. Spread over a total area of 2,667sqm, the Mohamed Musaad al-Ghawas al-Marri mosque can accommodate 270 male and female worshippers. According to an official statement from Awqaf, the mosque has an Imam’s house and a tall minaret.

The opening of the new mosque comes within Awqaf’s plan to expand the number of mosques and develop them in all regions of the country while keeping pace with urban and population growth. This is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

With its number MS 1397, the mosque has a main prayer hall with space for 230 male worshippers in addition to a women’s hall that can accommodate 40 worshippers. The mosque also includes a spacious ablution place in addition to a large number of public parking lots, including those for persons with disabilities. The entrances and exits of the mosque are disabled-friendly.

The Department of Engineering Affairs at the ministry is concerned with fulfilling the needs of the regions in the country for mosques and prayer grounds while providing temporary mosques and supervising their preservation as well as preparing the annual plan for the maintenance of mosques and imams’ residences. These are in co-ordination with the competent authorities.

In mosque designs, the department takes into account the requirements of different areas along with the guidelines for green and sustainable buildings. Also, the department focuses on the conditions for sustainability in the use of electricity and water, and preserving the aesthetics of heritage in designs that reflect the authenticity of Qatari and Islamic heritage by the highest standards.

The Ministry of Endowments' plans to build mosques also take into account the population density map along with engineering, architectural specifications and the heritage aspect within the framework of caring for the mosques to perform worship and to serve the worshippers.

Awqaf’s website provides the facility to search for mosque locations geographically, according to the global navigation system, through accurate and specific maps that facilitate access to mosque locations in all cities across the country.
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