The Education City Mosque is housed within the Minaretein building, part of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), which is itself based on the Islamic Kulliyya or ‘place where all knowledge is sought’. The building rests on five large columns, representing the five pillars of Islam. The spiral building plan and multiple routes connecting school to mosque speak to the suggestion that all knowledge ultimately derives from faith.
The Education City Mosque is a commentary on the compatibility between Islam and modernity. It is intended to invite individuals from all backgrounds. Able to accommodate 1.800 worshippers indoors and another 500 in the courtyards, the mosque also features four streams water. Flowing from the surrounding gardens, each stream represents wine, milk, honey and water. The complex houses the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, which contains plants been mentioned in the Holy Qur'an, along with Qatar’s native flora. Designed to reflect Islamic art and architecture, the garden focuses on harmony, maintaining and preserving plant diversity from around the world.