Saudi Crown Prince: The decision to restore 5 historical mosques on the orders 

RIYADH: Under the second phase of the renewal, expansion and renovation of historic mosques program launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 5 historic mosques in Makkah region will be restored.

The proposed program aims to preserve, renovate and preserve the architecture of mosques that have been affected by climate change over the past centuries. Their historical fabric is protected and restored.

These mosques were affected by the environmental changes during the last centuries and decades, among the mosques of Makkah that have been prepared for restoration, is the Biya Mosque built during the reign of the Abbasid Caliph Abu Jafar al-Mansur.

This mosque was built near Jumrah al-Aqaba in Sha’b Mani, it is the first mosque to be selected for development in Makkah during the second phase of the project. Its importance is reflected in its age, the mosque is located in Sha’b al-Ansar, the place of pledge of allegiance.

After pledging allegiance to this mosque, Nabi Karim migrated, the mosque was hidden from view behind Mount Aqaba, until it became a sight of the landmarks and monuments of Makkah and the Holy Places in 1428 AH as a result of Jamrat’s expansion plans. After the restoration, the area of ​​the mosque will remain the same, i.e. 457.56 square meters.

It will have a capacity of 68 worshipers at a time.The project aims to develop two mosques in Jeddah, one of which is the Abu Anaba Mosque in Hurriyat al-Sham, the first of which is more than 900 years old. Before the restoration, its area was 339.98 square meters, while after the restoration, it will have the capacity of 360 prayers. Located on

Dating back more than 700 years, the Al-Fatah Mosque in Al-Jumuum Governorate is among the mosques included in Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s second phase of the Historic Mosques Development Plan.

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