The aim of this website is to provide an honest reflection of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. It will allow onlookers to follow its activities, lectures, sessions and exhibitions, as well as witness the latest developments from its library. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center is rapidly becoming one of the most prominent destinations for those seeking culture and philosophy. It is eager to continue to promote the messages on which it was established: to embrace the scientific and intellectual spirit; to encourage future enlightened research; and to enhance levels of communication, love, tolerance and openness amongst people. It supports these values along with all the others that provide the underlying basis of our beloved country.
Our honorable visitors can browse the website to acquaint themselves with the nature and appearance of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The site displays its unique architecture, the philosophy behind its establishment, and the process that led to its creation. The reader will find himself being taken on a unique journey, and will follow the same route that has been led by this national edifice since the idea was formed in the heart of our founding father, the late great Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. This journey, which began with the placing of the first foundation stone, has ended with the completion of the building. This has only been made possible with the blessing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, (may God protect him), under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, may God protect him, and the continuous support of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, may God protect him.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center aspires to be a center of enlightenment and renaissance. It works to achieve this through the organization of initiatives, competitions, events, activities, conferences, exhibitions and seminars. The website provides a window through which visitors can follow new developments at the Center, both within its library and through its activities. It also provides a method by which visitors can learn about the ideas and proposals that are being aimed at the development of the Center. These proposals are intended to improve the Center’s performance and spread the message that it was established to promote. We therefore want it to be an interactive space that will reflect all that is good about the Mosque and its role in society. The Center will show the great human value of the Mosque and demonstrate how it is fulfilling the vision of the founding father. It is hoped that the development of the Center will be another step towards further progress and prosperity, and that it will open up new channels of communication and dialogue between the nations of the earth and their communities.
H.E. Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi
Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre