Ahmed Al-Fateh Mosque is located in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, and is part of an Islamic centre. Located inside the holy walls are a mosque, a department for Qur’anic studies and an Islamic library. Opened to the public in 1988 by the late Amir of Bahrain, Sheikh Issa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the mosque occupies an area of 6,500 square meters and it can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers. Daily congregational prayers as well as Friday prayers are held at the mosque. Pure Italian marble has been used in the construction of the walls with the fibreglass dome and twelve stained glass windows standing proud next to the teak wood doors that have been imported from India. The central chandelier was made in Austria and is surrounded by numerous hand-blown round lamps made in France.