Minister of Awqaf Inaugurates Hamza Tantash Mosque at Raghadan Tourist Complex

Published September 16th, 2009 - 01:15 GMT

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Abdel Fattah Salah recently inaugurated Hamza Tantash Mosque, which was built in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), at Raghadan Touristic Complex, in downtown Amman. The inauguration was attended by Deputy Mayor of Amman, Engineer 'Aamer Al-Basheer, director of Amman's Awqaf Department, as well as GAM's senior officials and citizens.

Salah expressed his appreciation over the competition among Jordanians to build mosques in different cities and towns of the Kingdom. These mosques, he said, have become landmarks of knowledge and guidance, and the meeting place of charity and social solidarity and cooperation. He noted that those who build mosques must be rewarded by God.

Salah stressed that the mosque's mission is determined by principle of invocation of God with wisdom and good sermon that spread the virtuous ethics and values of Islam among mankind. He praised the efforts exerted by GAM to serve the Capital in all aspects, by building streets and extending services for the benefit of mosques and Muslims around Amman.

On his part, Al-Basheer said the new mosque has an added-value aspect to the area, and a precious value that complements the Municipality's effort to develop the City Center. The mosque also serves the citizens and commuters who get through the Raghadan bus terminal and commercial complex.

Al-Basheer commended the initiative presented by the benefactor, Mr. Hamza Tantash who worked together with GAM on building the mosque.

It is worth mentioning that Hamza Tantash Mosque consists of a ground floor and a basement, each built on an area of 380 square meters. The JD450000 mosque can take in up to 600 persons. Tantash endorsed the structural construction, while GAM did the finishing and furnishing works, including the installation of AC and sound systems. The mosque is distinguished by its exceptional setting, surrounded by several residential districts and the commercial center of the downtown.

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