The Al Noor mosque in Riffa, Bahrain, has been equipped with a system that uses solar energy to heat ablution water as part of an initiative to refurbish places of worship.
The mosque was opened ahead of Eid Al-Adha celebrations after a revamp that also saw the installation of energy-saving electrical equipment.
Improvements form part of the country’s Sunni Endowments Directorate, reports Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
According to BNA, the mosque received a makeover from members of the Al-Sada family, under their father Hashim bin Abdullatif Al-Sada’s interests to rebuild the structure.
The renovated mosque was inaugurated by the chairman of the Sunni Endowments Council, Dr Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Hajeri, alongside residents and officials from the Bukuwara region in East Riffa.
Spanning 600m², the mosque can accommodate 1,000 worshippers and features a muezzin residential space and a library.