PM of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

PM of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

ABU DHABI, 26th January 2022 (WAM) -- The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masrour Barzani, today visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as part of his visit to the UAE.

Dr. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director-General of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, accompanied Barzani on a tour of the mosque’s halls and external corridors. He was briefed by one of the Center’s cultural tour specialists about the mosque’s noble message that highlights notions of coexistence, tolerance, and openness to other cultures, inspired by the nation’s late founder’s rich legacy, and about the mosque’s leading role in highlighting the Islamic culture’s true essence and promoting cross-cultural communication worldwide.

Barzani was also briefed about the history, components, and esthetic features of Islamic art and architecture manifested in every corner of this grand edifice that crate a mesmerizing fusion of various architectural styles from different eras reflecting commonalities amongst cultures and uniting the world through art.

At the end of the visit, the guest was presented with two of the centre’s distinctive publications. The first titled "Spaces of Light" showcasing the winning photographs in the "Spaces of Light" photography award, annually organised by the Centre in celebration of the scenic aesthetics and visual culture of the mosque, and another copy of a book titled "Houses of God" about places of worship in the Islamic history, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.