KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): The general supervisor of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Islamic center, which is planned to be built in Canada, Sheikha Awrad Jaber Al-Al- Ahmad Sabah said Tuesday that the people of Kuwait have always been “profoundly passionate” about charity work. Sheikha Awrad said in a joint press conference with Canadian Ambassador to Kuwait Martin Morrow, that they’re continuing to receive donations from people, particularly after to setting the cornerstone of the center. They expected the first stage of building the center to be over during the current year.
For her part, Ambassador Morrow praised Kuwait’s humanitarian role and its charity work, which crossed borders to reach as far as the edges of the earth. Kuwait charity endeavors resulted in global recognition that led to the UN-honoring of Kuwait as a humanitarian center and the naming of His Highness the Amir as a humanitarian leader.
Morrow added that building the Islamic center in her country will be a good opportunity to bridge the gap for coexistence between all religions and different cultures, expressing hope that the center would be completed soon to serve many of the Muslim community there. The center will be placed near Catholic and Protestant churches, which represent the vast majority of the population of Canada. The current mosque accommodates about 300 worshipers only, but after the completion of the center, it is expected to host around 12,000 worshippers.