King orders major expansion of Prophet’s Mosque

June 29, 2012

Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf has announced that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has ordered the implementation of a major expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. In a statement, Al-Assaf said that the Project of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for the Expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque will be implemented in three phases. The first phase will allow the facility to accommodate 800,000 additional worshipers, while the second and third phases will increase capacity by another 800,000 worshippers.