Ministry of Islamic Affairs has opened the King Salman Mosque to the public with the congregation of the Friday prayer on April 1st.
Sheikh Ilyas Hussain led the first prayer congregation of the King Salman Mosque. Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Ahmed Zahir Ali also took part in the prayer congregation.
The Islamic ministry also announced that Sheikh Nasrullah Ali has been appointed as the leading Imam of King Salman Mosque. Sheikh Nasrullah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Shariah from the Al-Azhar University of Egypt.
King Salman Mosque has not yet been officially opened although the mosque has been opened to the public for prayers. Islamic Minister Zahir previously revealed that the mosque would be officially opened by a delegation of the Government of Saudi Arabia. The King Salman Mosque is a donation to the Maldives by King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.