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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), Manama

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With a capacity to welcome over 7,000 worshippers, Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) stands as one of the largest mosques in the world--it's also the home of Bahrain's national library. Constructed in 1987, the mosque boasts impressive architectural features that include Italian marble, Indian teak, Austrian's chandeliers, and a monumental fiberglass dome. Immerse yourself in Islamic culture and religion by touring the mosque's ornately decorated interior. Note the Kufic calligraphy adorning the walls, an early Arabic alphabet used predominantly in decoration. Tours are available in English, and robes and headscarves are provided on site. To visit Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and other attractions in Manama, use our Manama vacation route planner.
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  • A famous mosque in bahrain with a very great location and big venue The mosque is an art building in the islamic design with an excellent imam I attended jumaa prayer in it and i was impressed with cl...  more »
  • I was lucky to visit in Ramadan and prayed Isha with 27th Ramadan Taraweeh when Imam concluded the Quran that night. Amazing experience, beautiful recitation and above all the comfort of the Masjid is...  more »
  • I visited here during Ramadan at night time which local people were praying. Location in Juffair and easy to find and i travel by public transport which very cheaper than taxi  more »
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  • I am not religious but visited for the building, I had a very good tour guide for our small party of six, the guide explained everything well and I asked multiple questions which were all answered. For those intrigued it is worth a visit. If you really want to understand or know more there's free books, real printed books and brochure type all absolutely free.
  • Beautiful building. Women will be given an abaya to adorn before entering the mosque. We also had a guide who helped us really under Islam. She was also kind enough to answer our questions. This visit really helped me understand Islam and its culture much better than I did before. If you are in Bahrain, you MUST go here
  • Really beautiful architecture at a massive scale. It also have a very serene religious feeling. They organize tours for non Muslims. A must visit in Bahrain.
  • Beautiful structure. Offers tours for visitors. Has classes for locals. Get there early on Friday and expect a long time to get out with the congestion.
  • It's really nice to know the core belief of our Muslim brothers and sisters. My first time to enter a mosque (I'm a Christian). They will lend you an Abaya (a cloak wore by women) or a Thawb (an Arab garment for male) as the place is sacred for the Islam religion and you should not expose to much of your skin on places like these as a respect. We learned a lot on our visit here. It was like an educational tour for me and my friends. Not to mention the great architecture that the place showcases.