Oman’s largest mosque for Shia Muslims was inaugurated in a ceremony in the capital, Muscat.
Awqaf Minister Mohammed Said al-Ma’amari and Ayatollah Araki, a member of Iran’s Supreme Council of Islamic Seminaries, were among those attending the inauguration event.
There were also Shia and Sunni scholars from Oman and a number of other Arab countries, according to the website of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST).
The Jami al-Salam Mosque in Muscat has been built on a 30,000 square meter plot of land and with its building area measuring 12,820 square meters.
The Awqaf Department in Al-Lawatia Area has commissioned the construction of the mosque.
In another ceremony, held at the mosque on Tuesday evening, a book by Ayatollah Araki about the status of mosques in Islamic Fiqh was unveiled in the presence of the head of Awqaf Department in Al-Lawatia, the Iranian Ambassador to Oman, and several Shia and Sunni clerics of the country.
Oman is a country situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Virtually all Omanis are Muslim.