The expanded late Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Mosque in Budaiya was opened yesterday by Southern Governor Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
He was deputised by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) Dr Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Hajeri and a number of dignitaries and citizens from Budaiya were present, a Bahrain News Agency report said.
Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali extended sincere thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for deputising him to open the mosque’s expansion project.
The governor said the expansion of the mosque reflects HRH Premier’s unwavering interest in developing and expanding mosques across the kingdom, commensurate with the citizens’ needs.
He affirmed that taking care of mosques and their development are basic in the Government Action Plan, extending congratulations to the Budaiya inhabitants on the opening of the iconic mosque.