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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Museum of Islamic Civilization
Date openedJune 06, 2008
LocationAl-Majjarah Area, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The museum, opened in 2008, covers Islamic culture, with more than 5,000 artifacts from the Islamic world.[1] Objects include calligraphy, carvings, ceramics, coins, glass, manuscripts, metalwork, and scientific instruments.

The museum is located on the Corniche Street in the al-Majjarah area, on the opposite side of the street from Sharjah Creek. It is very visible because of its large size and golden dome.[2] The museum is situated in the historical centre of Sharjah on the Majarrah Waterfront. It was originally a traditional souq (indoor market).[3]

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, opened the museum on 5 June 2008.[4]

Mission of the Museum

This state-of-the art cultural structure have treasure of more than five thousand exquisite Islamic relics which has been collected globally and displayed in thematic seven spacious galleries.[5] "The museum has a mission to reach maximum number of national and international visitors via displaying and interpreting Islamic relics and having research and making further development in the collection. They want to infuse knowledge among the visitors who along with pleasure wants to gather information regarding Islamic culture, history, art and science." The museum regularly organizes exhibits of Islamic relics...

Museum Sections

The museum comprises seven spacious galleries and display areas for its permanent collection:

  • The Abu Bakr Gallery of Islamic Faith
  • The Ibn Al-Haytham Gallery of Science and Technology
  • Islamic Art Gallery 1
  • Islamic Art Gallery 2
  • Islamic Art Galleries 3-4
  • Islamic Coins Display
  • The Al Majarrah Temporary Exhibition Gallery


The museum consists of prayer rooms, cafeteria, souvenir shop, spacious parking, rest rooms, wheel-chair access for disables, elevator and stairs.[6]

The wealthy legacy

The museums' wealthy legacy included: the world's first biological weapons, a copy of Uthman ibn Affan's Quran in kufi script, astrolabe, Clothing and accessories of various Islamic periods, musical instruments such as the kemanche etc. and many other treasure which provides information regarding Islamic, art, culture and poetry.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Archived 2011-05-31 at the Wayback Machine., Sharjah Museums, UAE, 2008.
  2. ^ Contact Us, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE.
  3. ^ Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine., Sharjar Tourism, UAE.
  4. ^ Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization opened by Sultan Archived 2009-06-13 at the Wayback Machine.,, 7 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-26. Retrieved .
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External links

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