Al Noor Mosque, Sharjah

One of the several reasons why I love Sharjah so much is because of its gorgeous mosques.  The other emirates have beautiful mosques too, but Sharjah’s different.  There’s a magical feel to it.  It’s like being transported to another era, to another place.

I remember how I had described the mosques here to my sister a few years ago:  “They seem to be floating in air, specially at night.”

And one of my favorites is Al Noor masjid.

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  1. It looks reminiscent of the Suleiman Mosque in Istanbul with its multiple domes. However, as one brother (a master’s student of architecture at NCSU) told me once that the domes and minarets inspired by the Mamluks and Ottomans are quite useless today. What would you make of his assertion?

    1. In a time where there was no speaker systems and the imam’s voice needed to be heard during salaah, domes were the way to go. The acoustics of a dome allow sound to echo and contain the sound, whereas, according to my physics teacher, in a theater, especially one for performing arts (live acts and stuff), the walls will be like sharp corners protruding out so that the sound is killed and does not interfere with the rest of the speech. Basically, domes were pretty much essential. Now-a-days with sound systems, all one has to do is throw up speakers around everywhere and you’re done, but nobody can argue that the dome has a distinctive beauty that is classically Islamic and thus is retained for its beauty and tradition most likely.

  2. I prayed my very first Ramadan here!! Does is still have the same Imam? Beautiful voice ma shaa Allah!! OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I misss it there so much :(((((((((((((((

    I’m not sure whether the brother who led the prayers is the same imam or not, but his voice is definitely beautiful, mashaAllah.

  3. As Salaam Alaikum Nadia ♥

    MashaAllah what beautiful photos. I love the mosques with the multiple domes. Is this the mosque on Buhairah Corniche or the one near the Radisson Hotel?

    Walaikum Assalam! This one’s on the buhairah Corniche 🙂

  4. and it is indeed very beautiful ! i didnt live in sharjah…the only masjid i liked used to be in jumeriah and i always thought of the tombs as ice cream scoops hehehe :p but they look spectacular at night 😀

  5. hi i would like to know more details about the mosque can someone help me… details such as how many domes does this mosque have and what does it look like from inside because i tried entering and they didnt let me in to take pictures so please help

  6. hi nadia how are you ? please i would like you to tell me more details about the mosque because i have a research 3000 word about this mosque and i want to write lots of details example dynasty , moaziq and the florated arches and the keels and etc so please reply asap if you can .
    Thanks a lot

    1. Hi Jamila. Sorry for the late response; I’d been traveling and attending weddings. I do not have more information on this masjid. Perhaps you can visit Sharjah library and ask the staff if they have literature on Al Noor mosque.

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