Under the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment opened a mosque in Stemiya, Republic of Kosovo, where the Islamic Sheikhdom of the Republic of Kosovo observed the construction of the mosque and the administration of its affairs after the inauguration.
His Highness Advisor/ Ibrahim Bumelha, the Cultural and Humanitarian Advisor of the Ruler of Dubai and the Deputy Chairman of the Trustees Board of the Establishment stated that A delegation headed by Advisor/ Ali Al Hashimi, the Judicial and Religious Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs participated in the opening ceremony of the mosque, last Friday. The delegation included the Major General/ Abdulrahman Rafi, on behalf of His Highness Sheikh/ Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Mr. Saleh Ali Abdulrahman, Foreign Relations Officer at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment. The ceremony attended by Sheikh Naim Trnava, the President of the Islamic Sheikhdom, Grand Mufti of the Republic of Kosovo, Senior Management of the Islamic Sheikhdom, deputy governor, officials in the local departments in the region, and officials of a number of institutions and a large gathering of the region’s residents and prayers. Advisor/ Ali Al Hashimi, who presented the sermon of Friday Prayer, participated in the opening by unveiling the mosque portrait then cut the opening tab and prayed the Friday Prayer.
Bumelha added that the mosque includes a main praying hall with the capacity of 400 male prayers, and another one for Women Prayers, as well as bathrooms and ablution place. The mosque also includes a rest room for the Imam and a library. The minaret of the mosque was built on their traditional designs, additionally; the mosque is equipped with the modern mattresses, and modern lighting and sound systems. The mosque was built on two thousand square meters which is the total land area on which the mosque was constructed.
The Senior Attendees delivered speeches regarding the opening of the mosque, where His Highness Mr. Ali Al Hashimi makes the sermon of Friday Prayer in which he discussed the importance of reconstructing the mosques by the worship and the superiority of praying in mosques and groups. The Grand Mufti of the Republic of Kosovo, Sheikh Naim Trnava, thanked HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his generosity to build this mosque; and supplicated Allah to reward him with the best for his support to build this blessed mosque, expressing his warm welcome to the kind guests from the United Arab Emirates, and confirmed that the relationship between the two countries is solid and always being developed to the best.
The Representative of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Major General/ Abdulrahman Rafi, expressed his pleasure to attend this occasion, conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and congratulated the people of the region on the opening of this mosque. He also expressed that Allah has subjected UAE to serve the human everywhere, he also thanked the Islamic Sheikhdom in Kosovo, Grand Mufti of Kosovo Sheikh Naim Trnava, and the Deputy Chairman of the Governorate of Stemiya and presented his wishes and congratulations to the people of the region on the opening of the mosque, as well as he thanked the United Arab Emirates for its assistance to be presented in Kosovo in order to facilitate the live of citizens. He also said that we would like to praise to Allah to accept the good deeds of His Highness Sheikh/ Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and to accept his generosity on the Day of Resurrection (and he will be shaded by Allah on the day when there will be no shade except His). May God forgive him and give him peace with the good ones of his righteous worshipers, and to accept his good deeds, my Lord is (always) near, ready to answer,