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United Arab Emirates Mosque Renamed To ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’

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United Arab Emirates Mosque Renamed To ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, now renamed Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been renamed to ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ which translates from Arabic to English as ‘Mary Mother of Jesus’.

Mariam Umm Eisa is an Arabic name for Mary, The Mother of Jesus.

The renaming of the mosque was ordered by Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince, “to consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions”, Gulf News reports.

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Remember, ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’ is actually mentioned and highly revered in the Quran.

Just next door to the renamed mosque you’ll find St Andrew’s Church, an Anglican parish.

General view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, now renamed Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque
General view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, now renamed Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque

Reacting to the development, Andrew Thompson, a senior chaplain at St Andrew’s Church, was quoted as saying: “We are delighted that we are celebrating something that we have in common between both our faiths.

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“Mary, as the mother of Jesus, is of course a holy, special figure in our communities. She is a woman who symbolises obedience to God.

“We look forward to growing in deeper understanding with our neighbours, and we celebrate with them the new name of the mosque,” Thompson said.

Jeramie Rinne, senior pastor of the Evangelical Community Church in Abu Dhabi, also hailed the news.

“Mohammad has made another generous gesture of religious tolerance in renaming the mosque. The UAE continues to set the pace in this region for peaceful coexistence and cooperation. We are very encouraged and feel blessed to be a part of this nation,” he said.

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A church in Al Ain was said to have recently opened its doors for Maghrib prayers.

Outside view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, now renamed Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque
Outside view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, now renamed Mary Mother of Jesus Mosque

Church workers reportedly laid down carpets on the wooden floor for over 200 Asian Muslim workers to say their prayers.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Please make this site compatible in a way that it makes maximum impact on social media.
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  2. WHY NOT RENAME IT IMMANUEL..GOD WITH US ..MARY WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS BUT NOT A SAVIOUR..SHE CANNOT ANSWER ANYBODY’S PRAYERS..SHE DOES NOT STAND BETWEEN JESUS AND GOD..THERE IS ONLY ONE NAME GIVEN UNDER HEAVEN WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED..JESUS CHRIST..SHE IS NOT THE GO BETWEEN..PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO PLACE MARY AS AN ADVOCATE OF JESUS BUT SHE IS NOT..MARY’S SONG WAS THAT SHE REJOICED IN GOD HER SAVIOUR..LUKE 1:46

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