In its decade-long existence, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM) in Abu Dhabi has carved a niche for itself as a cultural space of its own where residents and visitors of all nationalities and religious and cultural backgrounds visit to experience the Islamic values of sharing and compassion.
People from various nationalities flock to Sheikh Zayed Mosque for Iftar during Ramadan. (Supplied)
Daily canon firing at the mosque signals the end of fasting. (Supplied)
Families gather at the Sheikh Zayed mosque to break their fast. (Supplied)
Louise Miles-Shepherd has made it a family tradition to visit the mosque every Ramadan. She is seen here with her 5-year-old son. (Supplied)
Louise Shephard’s son, Harry, is now 9 years old. Harry feels visiting the mosque in Ramadan gives him a sense of togetherness. (Supplied)
Muhammad Majid (right) and his friends Hasan, Kashif and Mazhar, drove all the way from Dubai to experience community Iftar at the mosque. (Supplied)
Muhammad Hasan, who lives in Dubai, often comes for Iftar at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. (Supplied)