Medina Munawara holds a great place in the hearts of Muslims, which makes it one of the leading destinations for millions of Muslims from around the world.
In it, the first mosque was founded on righteousness, and the mosque of the best of the wilderness is the best place for people to visit.
From this standpoint, the great interest in the Two Holy Mosques and those who visit them have emerged among the rulers of the Kingdom, since the era of King Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud – may God have mercy on him – and through his sons, the righteous kings, may God have mercy on them.
The largest expansion in the history
In the prosperous era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, interests were evident in completing the largest expansion in the history of the Prophet’s Mosque to raise its capacity to two million worshipers by the end of the project’s work.
This is a great Islamic event, and the interest of the wise leadership was not limited to the Prophet’s Mosque but extended to include historical mosques and sites related to the Prophet’s biography.
In this prosperous era, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, announced the launch of the largest expansion in the history of the Quba Mosque, and the development of the surrounding area, and directed that the project be named after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud – may God bless him.
Quba Mosque expansion
King Salman’s project to expand the Quba Mosque and develop the surrounding area, which work has begun, aims to raise the total area of the mosque to 50,000 square meters, 10 times its current area.
With a capacity of 66,000 worshipers, the mosques of the Al-Madinah Al-Munawara region also received the attention of Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s project for the development of historical mosques in its second phase.
It included four mosques in the area, aiming to preserve them and restore them to the closest image to their original condition.
The historical mosques in the Al-Madinah Al-Munawara region derive their importance from their close association with the honorable biography of the Prophet, and a number of sites associated with the Islamic period, such as Al-Ula Governorate, which includes many monuments.
Among the most prominent mosques in the city targeted for development is the Bani Haram Mosque, which is no more than 1.68 km away from the Noble Prophet’s Mosque, and it is one of the mosques in which the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed in its place.
Its first building was made of inscribed al-Hurra basalt stones, and was next to the historic Musa bin Nusair Castle on the road linking the city of Al-Ula and Al-Hijr. It was on its way to the Battle of Tabuk in the ninth year of the Hijrah, and its area is 773.34 square meters, and it will accommodate 580 worshipers after it was not used.
In the center of the town of Khaif Al-Hazami in Wadi Al-Safra, affiliated to the Badr Governorate in Al-Madinah Al-Munawara Region, the Khaif Al-Hazami Mosque, or Prince Radwan Mosque as some call it, will undergo development, and it is built by the Emir of the Egyptian pilgrimage, Radwan Al-Faqari.