Sharjah Islamic Museum Opens


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Artefacts from Portugal to China chart history of Islam

Staff Report
Published: June 07, 2008, 00:00


Sharjah: About 5,000 priceless Islamic artefacts went on display at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, the first of its kind in the UAE.


The museum was opened on Friday by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Some of the objects are on public display for the very first time.
The museum’s collection displays treasures from the advent of Islam till the present day….
Islamic art and science have greatly influenced other civilisations and have a special beauty rooted in Islamic traditions.

The gallery also displays some historic photographs of pilgrimages to Makkah.

“The museum will allocate a whole section to Islamic art in which pottery, metallic and glass works will be displayed. Metal currencies and coins that show the development of Islamic art are also displayed.

“Another gallery displays the different activities of Muslim craftsmen, weapon makers and potters and demonstrates the success of integrating styles from the east and the west,”






Now thats an interesting place to visit with your family. Alhumdullilah for Sharjah. For more info visit <>


5 thoughts on “Sharjah Islamic Museum Opens”

  1. thanks for the article

  2. serendipitouslife said:

    You are welcome.

  3. Assalam o Alaikum.

    Thank for you for this post. I have plans to visit the museum sometime next month.

    Yesterday though, we went to Sharjah Aquarium, and I highly recommend the place.

    I’m glad Sharjah is coming up with such great ideas for families to have fun and be able to learn at the same time.

  4. serendipitouslife said:

    Walaikumasalaam Purple tulips,
    I haven’t visited the islamic museum yet. i intend to inshaAllah with a group of friends (so that requires coordination of day & time). You can call -800MUSEUM to know their visiting hours & enterance ticket.
    By the way, most people may not know, but Sharjah already had an Islamic Museum before this new one. It was (or probably still is) about 10 min walk from the new museum in Mujjarrah inside the Sharjah Arts Area.
    I checked your blog……bright & interesting. I look forward to seeing your photos after you visit the museum. 🙂

  5. mashallah Dr. shaikh sultan doing wonderful job.
    May Allah bless him

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