x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Mother of Sharjah ruler dies aged 95

Sheikh Sultan to receive mourners today and tomorrow.

SHARJAH // The mother of the ruler of Sharjah, Sheikha Maryam bint Ghanem bin Salim Al Shamsi, has died at the age of 95. Funeral prayers were performed yesterday after Isha prayers at Ahmed ibn Hanbal Mosque. Her body was laid to rest at Al Jubail cemetery, the royal cemetery of the Sharjah royal family, situated in the heart of the city.

Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed, Ruler of Sharjah, accepted condolences after the funeral service at Al Badea Palace. He is receiving mourners today and tomorrow from 10am to 2pm and after Taraweeh prayers. The emirate has declared a seven-day mourning period. Flags are being flown at half-staff, but Government departments remain open, as no public holiday has been announced. Television and radio stations in the emirate are broadcasting recordings of the Quran.


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