Ahmed Al-Fateh Mosque is located in Manama, Bahrain's capital, and is part of an Islamic center. The center includes the mosque, a department for Qur'anic studies and an Islamic library. Construction work of Ahmed Al-Fateh Center began in 1984. It was opened in 1988 by the late Amir of Bahrain, Sheikh Issa bin Salman Al-Khalifa. The mosque occupies an area of 6,500 square meters and it can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers. Daily congregational prayers as well as Friday prayers are held at the mosque.
Italian marble covers the floor and part of the walls of the mosque. The dome is made of fiberglass and has twelve stained glass windows. The mosque's fabulous doors are made of teak wood imported from India. The central chandelier was made in Austria and is surrounded by numerous hand-blown round lamps made in France.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has adopted a policy of modernization while preserving the Islamic values and the Arab character of the country. Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Center was established with a mission that reflects and promotes this policy.
The mission of Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Center is to facilitate and promote accurate knowledge of Islam while presenting the Kingdom of Bahrain as a modernized tolerant Islamic country where a diverse and multicultural community enjoys living together in peace.
This mission is achieved through the following:
Attracting prominent Islamic scholars to deliver lectures and hold seminars and conferences.
Building bridges of understanding and cooperation with the non-Muslim residents, tourists and visitors.
Teaching different Qur'anic sciences and producing qualified Qur'an teachers.
Organizing workshops, training courses and examinations for imams and muazzins.
Arranging various types of ceremonies related to Qur’anic competitions as well as other religious events.