459,000 worshipers and visitors to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during Ramadan and Eid

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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center received 459,126 visitors and worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan and the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

In detail, the number of devotees who celebrated the days and nights of Ramadan with the blessed rituals reached 219,378, of whom 80,782 prayed for Isha and Tarawih prayers and 100,996 for Tahajjud.

On the night of the 27th of Ramadan, the mosque experienced an increase in the number of worshipers, and their number reached around 35,448 worshippers, while the center continued to receive visitors from different cultures, and their number reached 149,425 visitors from all over the world. .

The number of visits offered to the mosque was 151, attended by 1,533 visitors, while the number of reservations by tourist companies reached 1,866, including 23,683 visitors, while reservations by official delegations rose. to 43 reservations, including 493 visitors.

The total number of visitors to the mosque during the Eid al-Fitr holiday was around 90,323, including 58,238 visitors and 32,085 worshippers.

The mosque received its guests of worshipers and visitors, with special service and ground preparations, in which it relied on its well-studied strategic plan, which it implemented through the formation of committees and center employee work teams; They worked around the clock, in various technical, technical, logistical, media and field areas, in an organized and integrated manner to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the center by providing the highest quality services to its visitors throughout of the holy month.

The centre’s message has been manifested in the charity breakfast distribution project, which it has implemented in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Heritage Hotel, its strategic partner, over the years to prepare and distribute 300 000 charity breakfasts throughout the month, at the rate of 30,000 integrated meals of breakfast meals per day, prepared by a team of more than 425 people, to be distributed, in direct coordination with the specialized ZonesCorp economic zones, to beneficiaries from different cultures; An embodiment of the values ​​of giving and benevolence that the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – may God rest his soul in peace – implanted in UAE society.

Among the most important events organized by the mosque during the month of Ramadan are the Ramadan conferences of the “Mohammed bin Zayed Council”; This stems from its position as a world-leading building and one of the country’s most important religious, national and cultural landmarks.

The center also consolidated its religious and cultural role through a number of programs, where the mosque revived the rituals of the holy month with its exceptional atmosphere, behind the Imams of the Grand Mosque Sheikh Zayed, Idris Abkar, Yahya Aishan, and the honorable readers of the guests of His Highness the President of the State and the guests of the mosque. Honorable scholars, in cooperation with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, gave 18 lectures, which the mosque hosted daily after Tarawih prayers.

As part of its efforts to improve the level of services it offers to its visitors and to assume the societal responsibility of consolidating the culture of voluntary work, the center has attracted a selection of volunteers, among the employees of the center and the Crescent – Emirates Red. Authority and the “Absher Ya Watan” volunteer team, which included 105 national cadre volunteers, in addition to 79 staff from the Center’s Devotee and Visitor Services Department, all of whom oversaw the provision of the best services to the devotees and fasters, embodying the Centre’s vision to instill the concepts of volunteerism in the hearts of young people.

And in order to facilitate the arrival of worshipers at the mosque during the last ten days of the holy month, buses have been allocated to transport worshipers to the mosque’s rehab, during the period before evening and Tarawih prayers. , until one hour after the Tahajjud prayer, to and from the parking lots next to the Oasis of Dignity, in addition to assigning buses to transport worshipers from the Zayed Sports City parking lots, in cooperation with the “Integrated Transport Center” of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi.

The center distributed the audio Quran recited by Imam Idris Abkar and Yahya Eishan to worshipers on the night of the 27th of Ramadan.

The Center also launched a “Remembrance from the Mosque” series, which continued to publish its episodes during the blessed month of Ramadan in cooperation with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, on the center’s platform on the website ” Instagram”, through which the preachers of the mosque presented a set of different religious messages dealing with the virtues of the holy month and related sermons.

The center has also implemented a number of initiatives, including the “Bridges” initiative, which spanned two days by inviting people from diverse cultures who live on state land; To spend a day in which they live the details of the holy month, and the initiative was represented by the participation of representatives of the American, Mexican, Philippine and Indian Embassy, ​​and a number of employees of the center. the cultural heritage of the “breakfast canon”, leading the employees of the mosque to share their breakfast at the same table, reflecting the nobility of the human values ​​that the Islamic religion advocates “humanitarian action”, which includes different cultures and religions without discrimination.

In cooperation with the Community Development Department of Abu Dhabi, the Center hosted in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Community Development Department, His Excellency Muhammad Al Neyadi, Director General of the General Authority for the Affairs and Endowments, and His Excellency Dr. Nidal Al Tunaiji, Director General of Zayed House for Islamic Culture, a number of clerics from different religions, sects and sects Under a special program, he started with a visit to the mosque, getting to know its message, calling for peace and coexistence, and observing the canon of iftar as a cultural heritage Civilization within the framework of tolerance.

The center also organized a special program during which it welcomed the delegations of new Muslims, numbering around 141 people, in cooperation with the Zayed House for Islamic Culture, through which they learned of its message calling for peace. and coexistence with the other.

The center organized the “Health is a Trust” initiative, in cooperation with the Earth Hotel – Abu Dhabi, and in coordination with Burjeel Medical City and NMC Hospital /nmcThe initiative involved inviting a number of hospital and mosque workers to walk an hour before breakfast through the “sports corridor” of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, designed to sanitary standards and equipped sports equipment to encourage community members to exercise. also organized blood donation campaigns throughout the year. Four days in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Grand Mosque in Al Ain, in cooperation with the “Blood Bank” of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, as part of its role as inculcate the concepts of volunteerism in the community.

The center’s preparation for the holy month included the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Grand Mosque in Al Ain, where the total number of worshipers reached 136,406, including 72,967 for evening and Tarawih prayers, and 43,121 for Tahajjud prayers. , and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Fujairah, where the total number of worshipers reached 89,373. Among them, 36,836 worshipers for the Isha and Tarawih prayers, and 14,734 for the Tahajjud prayer.

The center has appreciated the efforts of the governmental and private institutions and institutions with which it has cooperated every year and who have contributed with their effective and integrated donations to the success of the system of work during the holy month, including: The Heritage Abu Dhabi Hotel, the centre’s partner strategic centre, the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, the General Command of the Armed Forces, the General Command of the Abu Dhabi Police, the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and endowments, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Emirates Red Crescent Authority in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah, Integrated Transport Center, Emirates Transport, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company and Tadweer – Waste Management Center And the volunteer team / Absher Ya Watan /.

It should be noted that the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs enjoys the patronage and monitoring of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul in peace”, are rooted in consciousness and consciousness, and constitute an extension of national identity inspired by the teachings of our true religion.

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