An artist’s impression of one of the 30 mosques to be built in the UAE by Dar Al Ber Society. Image Credit: Courtesy: Dar Al Ber Society

Dubai: Dar Al Ber Society will build 30 mosques across the UAE, at an average cost of Dh1.2 million to Dh1.3 million. The large-scale project will be carried out in phases.

Dar Al Ber Society, run by the Dubai Government, is a philanthropic organisation established to offer those in need with humanitarian assistance as per Islamic principles and national spirit.

The charitable organisation also aims at consolidating the Islamic culture of the community.

The first phase of the project will commence with the construction of 10 mosques in Muwaihat, Zahra and Humaiday-1 areas located in Ajman.

In coordination with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, Dar Al Ber will decide on the specific areas in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to carry out the second phase of the project by building 10 amosques.

As for the last 10 mosques, areas will be specified in the future according to the donations made by the public.

Dar Al Ber is carrying out the mosque campaign in line with the advice of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), who said: ‘Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, then Allah will build him a similar house in Paradise.’

The campaign has been planned to build affordable mosques equipped with the latest audio devices, to provide a spiritually uplifting atmosphere, designed according to local and Islamic architecture and to provide a large enough prayer space that can accommodate up to 350 worshippers. The mosques will also accommodate the needs of the elderly and those with special needs.

The mosque will contain two wings, one for the imam and another for other necessary services. Donations can be made at any Dar Al Ber Society branch in Dubai, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain. Additionally, donations can be made at counters located in shopping centres and cooperative societies across the country.

For those who are not able to physically access the designated locations for donations, a bank account number 14244072 has been set up at the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for deposits.