By Tahani Karrar
The Abu Dhabi mosque held various events last month
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi received 295,496 visitors from all over the world, said Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre (SZGMC).
SZGMC organised various events in September including the 'Hajj: Memories of a Journey' exhibition inaugurated by HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, which runs until 19th March 2018.
The exhibition explores the holy journey of Hajj - one of the five fundamental pillars and practices in Islam.
“Highlighting the experiences of Emirati pilgrims over the years and showcasing artefacts, historic photographs, multi-media displays, and commissioned contemporary installations, the exhibition unfolds a rich and engaging narrative charting the history and cultural context for this spiritual journey,” WAM reported.
SZGMC also launched the UAE's unified Hijri calendar in September for the year 1439.