Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre has launched a new cultural exhibition.
The Coins of Islam: History Revealed explores the history of Islamic nations and showcases historical relics from the region.
Aiming to enrich awareness about heritage and cultural legacy, the exhibition will educate visitors about the flourishing of early Islam.
When you visit you can see a collection of 300 pieces from a range of civilisations in the region, tracing the historical evolution of Islam with supporting documentation and historical backgrounds around each coin.
The coins also help to document many great women who made significant contributions to Islam throughout the ages with a dedicated section outlining their social and cultural contributions
Showcasing Islamic art and culture, the exhibition also aims to establish cross-cultural dialogue and promote the UAE’s values of tolerance.
"Since its establishment, the Centre has become a leading cultural destination, serving as a beacon of intellect and reason through its various activities,” said HE Abdurrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre.
“By displaying historical artefacts, like these extraordinary coins, SZGMC aims to underline the rich history and cultural legacy of successive Islamic eras across centuries."
"Ever since its establishment, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre has worked towards supporting the UAEs efforts to establish rapprochement between cultures.
“While also improving the quality standards of cultural tourism across the country and transform it into a leading global destination.”
Free. Until Apr 28. Sat-Thu 9am-10pm; Fri 4.30pm-10pm. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre www.szgmc.gov.ae.