RIYADH, November 13 – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the restoration of 130 historical mosques in the Kingdom.
The project will be supervised by Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawa and Guidance, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. The move is part of the “National Programme for the Care of Historic Mosques”.
The first phase will include the development of 30 mosques in 10 regions across the Kingdom at a cost of SAR 50 million, SPA reported.
As the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is home to thousands of mosques including its holiest sites in Makkah and Madinah.
Every year millions of Muslims visit the Kingdom to perform Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.