The experience of praying in a mosque brings about much peace and solace to worshippers. While it is most common for males to be praying at mosques due to religious teachings, we understand that the ladies of the city also seek the aura and serenity of praying in a mosque
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team is here with a comprehensive guide to mosques around the city (in alphabetical order) to help locate the nearest one to you.
We bring to you a list of a few mosques that are centrally located and easily accessible, with spacious interiors for female worshippers and some of which also offer Quran classes or Islamic lectures for women. The intricate Islamic architecture and grandeur of these mosques also add to the experience.
Easily identifiable, this distinct mosque holds a vast prayer room for women. It is also located centrally for people from many areas including; Al Rayyan, Al Waab, Al Muraikh & Al Mehairja.
Location: Furousiya Street, Al Rayyan
In the middle of the highly residential Abu Hamour/Mamoura area sits this mosque which tends to be a worshipper's favourite given the deep devotional recitations on a daily basis.
Location: Wadi Al Qura Street, Abu Hamour
This mosque is one that is much recognized and much loved by many across Doha. It also holds a center for Islamic learning and is commonly chosen for Friday prayers due to the English lecture given.
Location: Abdullah Bin Jassim Street - Opposite Souq Al Aseiry
Commonly mistaken to be a VIP entry-only mosque, this mosque is in fact open to the public. The mosque allows for male and female worshippers from the vicinity to easily practice their prayers. A landmark to look for is the clock tower.
Location: Al Qasr Street, Msheireb
The Aspire Mosque is known to commonly hold many religious lectures in English and attracts worshippers from across Doha. This mosque makes prayer time easy for Villagio mall visitors, Torch Hotel guests or even residents from Al Waab, Al Aziziyah & Al Rayyan areas.
Location: Aspire Zone - Opposite Villagio Mall
Note: This mosque is closed and not accessible during the World Cup tournament.
While The Pearl-Qatar has many prayer rooms for ladies to access, this mosque can also be made use of by the ladies of the area as it holds the five daily prayers.
The mosque can be spotted easily closest to the Pearl Playground nearby and isn't too far from the Woqod petrol station.
Location: Fanar Fayrouz, The Pearl-Qatar
Situated in a prime location this mosque is the best spot for Dar Al Salam mall-goers and residents of Abu Hamour, Mamoura and wouldn't be too far off from Mesaimeer either.
Location: Mesaimeer Road, Abu Hamour
This mosque is known for its unconventional minaret design and regular religious lectures. However, this mosque is also a favourable one to access especially from Al Rayyan and Al Gharaffa areas.
Location: Ouloum Street, Al Rayyan (Education City - Close to the Qatar National Library)
Although extravagant in appearance the heartful lengthy recitations and fragrant interiors make this a chosen mosque to strengthen spiritual connections. This mosque attracts worshippers from areas such as Al Dafna, Madinat Khalifa, Lejbailat and Al Markhiya.
Location: Al Muhandiseen Street, Al Markhiya
The prime Katara Masjid can be used by many worshippers, male and female all year round during the designated prayer timings. The central location of this mosque within this leisure destination keeps it frequently populated.
Location: Near Chapati & Karak or Pigeon Nest Building
Lusail Marina Mosque is one of the newest additions to the contemporary city of Lusail. This newly built beauty offers a serene setting for a peaceful prayer courtesy of the chosen cool shade of carpet. Ladies also have an extensive prayer space.
Location: Street 321, Lusail City
Hidden in the back alleys of Mirqab Mall, lies a full-fledged mosque that conducts prayers five times a day. Part of the compact mosque is a contemporary female prayer space too. This would be easy access for mall-goers, or those residing in nearby areas such as Al Nasr and Al Sadd.
The mosque can be located through the ground floor near the old prayer rooms.
Location: Mirqab Jadeed Street, Al Sadd
A well-spaced elegant mosque centrally located in the modern city of Msheireb Downtown can be used to fulfill daily obligatory prayers by male and female worshippers.
Location: Qasr Suhaim Street, Msherieb Downtown
Giving accessibility from areas such as Madinat Khalifa, Bin Omran and Al Gharaffa, this is one of Qatar's older masjid's closely situated to the Shamal Road.
Location: Omar Bin Khattab Street, Madinat Khalifa
An old revamped mosque squeezed between the tight alleys of Souq Waqif. Unknown to many, this mosque provides a prayer space for ladies on the upper floor. The mosque is situated in Al Ahmad square (Eastern square) and can be accessed either from within the souq or externally as well.
Location: Al Ahmad Square, Souq Waqif
When it comes to Katara, many tend to forget this one-of-a-kind mosque that gleams all things gold from the exterior and interior. This mosque also allows female worshippers.
Location: Across amphitheater (Near Khan Farouk Cafe), Katara
In the heart of West Bay, amidst all residential and commercial sky scrappers lies this vast mosque that provides abundant praying space to female worshippers on the first floor.
Location: Umm Awaarad Street, West Bay
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