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Largest Mosque draw more than 180,000 worshippers on Eid

Kuwaits Grand Mosque, located in downtown Kuwait City, received more than 180,000 worshippers on the day of Eid Al Fitr, who were keen to observe the Lailat Al-Qadr (the night of power or night value).

According to a senior official at the Ministry of Al-Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the Ministry has chalked out an integrated plan to transform the Mosque into a beacon of Islamic enlightenment for the whole Muslim world, in co-ordination with concerned state departments.

Speaking to the reporters, the Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry, Dr. Mutlaq Al-Qarrawi, mentioned that the Mosque is one of the major landmarks in the country, and attracts both local and foreign worshippers into the country. Several senior officials from various nations, including Australia, New Zealand, were all keen to visit the magnificent Mosque and watch the impact of cultural enlightenment that it makes on their respective communities in Kuwait.

With the huge number of worshippers who gathered into Mosque this Eid to perform Ísha’and ‘taraweeh’ prayers, the crowd was too big for the main hall of the Mosque, and so many performed the prayers in nearby open areas and streets, said Al-Athaniya, the Assistant Undersecretary of Ministry for Cultural Affairs.

The Grand Mosque is the largest Mosque in Kuwait. Covering an area of 45,000 square meters, with the building by itself covering 20,000 square feet, the main prayer hall is 72 meters wide on all sides. It has 21 teakwood doors, with 144 windows designed to provide lighting.

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