Mohammed bin Salman: The project raises the efficiency of the Islamic historical landmark
Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, launched the largest historical expansion of the Quba Mosque in Madinah (west of the Kingdom), which is the first mosque built in Islam, and directed the project to be named after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
King Salman’s project to expand the Quba Mosque and develop the surrounding area aims to raise the mosque’s total area to 50,000 square meters, 10 times its current area, and a capacity to accommodate 66,000 worshipers, as the largest expansion of the mosque since its establishment in the first year of immigration.
The Saudi Crown Prince announced the project, coinciding with his visit to Madinah and praying in the Quba Mosque, noting the great care that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques pays to the mosque, explaining that the project aims to accommodate the largest number of worshipers in times of seasons and peaks, highlighting the religious importance and documenting the historical characteristics of the center. Quba, preserving its urban and architectural style, and protecting and preserving historical monuments located near the mosque.
The Crown Prince explained that this project will raise the efficiency of this Islamic historical landmark in order to enrich the visitor’s devotional and cultural experience through historical sites.
Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia