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Al Rahma - Floating Mosque - Jeddah

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Al Rahma Mosque, Corniche Road, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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Description

Location and Origin

Located on the edge of the Corniche Road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the Al Rahma Floating Mosque, also known as Fatima Al Zahra Mosque. It lies on the northern tip of Jeddah’s waterfront across the Red Sea and is attached to the shore by a walkway surrounded by low walls. The mosque was built in 1985 and is one of Jeddah’s most visited mosques. 

It is known as the ‘floating mosque’ because at high tide, the mosque appears to hover over the waves of the Red Sea below and also because of the stilts that suspend it above the edge of the water.

Architecture

The mosque combines ancient and modern Islamic architecture. It is built in the form of a turquoise domed structure with a white minaret and also consists of 52 outer domes in addition to its main dome. There are also 23 external umbrellas, which are engraved with verses of the Holy Quran.

The mosque has a total of 56 windows, all designed in the Islamic style. The central dome is supported by eight pillars and the roof is inlaid with stained glass, from which hangs a chandelier. The mosque is now equipped with advanced lighting and sound systems. Facilities in the mosque include a prayer area and an area for wudhu (abulation).

The mosque has an open courtyard which offers spectacular views of the coast and a chance to enjoy the sea breeze with the sound of waves adding serenity to the ambience.

 

Location

Al Rahma Mosque, Corniche Road, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Rizwanur

Rizwanur

10/14/2022 20:33

Google review

One of my favorite mosques in Jeddah. Situated beside the red sea.
Maheen Qutab

Maheen Qutab

09/11/2022 14:19

Google review

Worst experience ever. We reached the mosque at 5:15pm. It was closed. Locked. No one let us inside. The guard outside didn’t know how to speak English. And he started doing what Saudies do best. They shout and tell you to go away. Parked our car at the Yacht Club. Had to walk all the way to the mosque in the heat of September just to find out that the mosque is closed and Google maps has lied. Extremely underwhelming from the outside. And guess what, it’s not actually floating. It’s just on the harbour. If KSA wants to up their game to make Jeddah more open to tourism, destroying old buildings and making new tall ones is not gonna cut it. The administration/government should consider being more hospitable to tourists; starting with putting up polite people on jobs to help guide.
Ahmed Msmali

Ahmed Msmali

08/16/2022 17:38

Google review

Floating mosque is kind of beautiful landmark in Jeddah. it is an extraordinary designed mosque.
Abdirahman Ebrahim

Abdirahman Ebrahim

05/31/2022 11:49

Google review

Al Rahma mosque beckons gently from the northern tip of Jeddah’s waterfront, a turquoise-domed structure built out across the Red Sea and anchored to the shore by a low-walled walkway. A local landmark, the structure is affectionately known as the ‘floating mosque’ for the white stilts that suspend it above the water’s edge. At high tide, glinting in the sunlight, the mosque appears to hover serenely over the waves below. Visitors come to wander the mosque’s open courtyard, admire its marbled elegance, and paddle in the nearby shallows. Over the years it has proved especially popular among Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, for whom Jeddah remains the gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina, but it’s a favored stop for tourists too.
Sumaiya habiba

Sumaiya habiba

04/11/2022 16:04

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May Allah forgive the administration of this masjid. I came here Around 6:40 I asked nicely if they can open the door but they did not allow me entry into the womens praying area. This is actually happening during ramadan. i havent even broken my fast yet. Very saddened by your selfishness not even a sajadah was offered so i can pray outside. and I was not let inside because the administration does not allow women to enter only during isha. Its very sad what happened to me. Im sure this was just a test and may Allah make it easy for all muslims men and women to pray equally. May Allah prevent this from happening to any other sister.
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