On the eve of Ramadaan Masjid At-Taqwa was pleased to open its new toilet and ablution facilities as well as new car parking spaces in preparation for the huge influx of worshippers during the blessed month.
Masjid At-Taqwa expects to receive congregants from all over the County and neighbouring cities to attend the special Taraweeh prayers recited by Shaikh Sami Al Harbi of Makkah who arrived on the evening of the first Taraweeh prayer.
Shaikh Sami has a close history with the Masjid as he was the first Imam to lead the prayers when Masjid At-Taqwa was first established in the old premises. Over 15 years later he was also the first Imaam to lead prayers in the new premises.
Shaikh Sami is an expert in Quran recitation having memorised the entire Quran in the Grand Holy Masjid in Makkah – Masjid Al Haraam. Sh Sami has also obtained advanced qualifications in Quran recitation styles (2 Ijaazah’s) – Masha’Allah. His beautiful recitation can be heard live online every evening from the Masjid At-Taqwa website.
The toilet area comprises 5 toilet cubicals, one shower and two upright sinks. One toilet cubical accommodates the physically challenged whilst one other cubical holds the natural position squat toilet.
The separated ablution facility accommodates 8 ablution stations with surrounding windows for natural sunlight.
The new parking spaces has trippled the previous parking capacity to a total of 25 cars.
The Masjid aims to continue expanding its facilities to service the needs of all who attend insha’Allah.