Muscat: Indian businessman Mohammed Kutty has helped to reconstruct the 70-year-old Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque in Tharmad area in the wilayat of Musannah.
Mr. Mohammed Kutty who is the chairman of Makkah Hypermarket donated the funds for the reconstruction of the mosque.
“I have been living in Oman for more than two decades and this is a second home to me and I wanted to give something back to this great nation and this is a perfect gift,” said Mohammed who is popularly known as Mammotty.
Kutty spend OMR 250,000 to rebuild the entire mosque in this little know village of Tharmad. “It took us close to two years to complete the work,” Kutty said.
“This is the only mosque in Tharmad and I have been praying in this mosque for the last 25 years or so. During my early days, I used to come to this mosque to pray. This was the mosque that gave me hope and courage. As you know the mosque is here since last 70 years and it required the much needed renovation and I thought why not do it all by myself. If I am successful in life today its all because of this country and I always wanted to give something back to my second so why not a mosque?”
The news was officially announced by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Balushi, Shura Council member and representative of Musannah. Ministers and members of Majlis Al Shura attended the opening ceremony. “This is a generous gesture from Mr. Mohammed Kutty,” added Al Balushi.