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Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque, also called in Arabic, Mariam Umm Eisa Masjid (Arabic: مسجد مريم أم عيسى عليهما السلام, Masjid Maryam Umm ‘Īsā) is a mosque located in Al Mushrif, a central neighborhood in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It was built in 1989 as Mohammed Bin Zayed Mosque, and named after Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

On 14 June 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan decided to rename the mosque to "Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque". The change was done as an initiative exemplifying the values of co-existence among religions in the UAE.
The mosque complex is at one corner and besides by a Christian community of numerous church complexes, amongst them are the St. Joseph's Cathedral, Abu Dhabi, the Church of St. Anthony and the neighbouring St. Andrew's Church.

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  • Mary The Mother of Jesus Mosque Beautiful Masjid in Abu Dhabi Next to the Mosque there is a Church. Spacious parking area available 
    Mary The Mother of Jesus Mosque Beautiful Masjid in Abu Dhabi Next to the Mosque there is a Church. Spacious parking area available  more »
  • Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque was built in 1989 but in 2017, its name was changed from Mohammed Bin Zayed Mosque to Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque as a gesture of Love, Peace and inter-faith tolerance... 
    Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque was built in 1989 but in 2017, its name was changed from Mohammed Bin Zayed Mosque to Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque as a gesture of Love, Peace and inter-faith tolerance...  more »
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  • The best example for religious tolerance We visited there for iftar and magrib prayer, nice ambience and very limited number of visitors during that time Had the iftar and went to pray magrib, it was lengthy but totally worth it. Maryam surah was recited during prayer, made the magrib prayer lengthy unlike other mosques. I am not sure about other prayers, may be all prayers the same surah is recited.
  • Then serenity and calmness this place gives is just phenomenal. It's a little far from Bandra station but there are sharing autos. It's very crowded during Christmas and New Year but decently crowded other times also

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