Saudi Arabia crown prince announces historic expansion project for Islam’s first mosque
RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince has announced a historic expansion project for Quba Mosque, the first mosque built by Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), which will increase its size tenfold.
According to *Saudi Press Agency*, the crown prince visited the mosque where he offered prayers and made the announcement.
The new project, according to *Arab News* link, will mean the mosque will see the largest development in its history, expanding to 50,000 square meters.
The project aims to increase the mosque’s capacity to 66,000 worshipers to accommodate a large number of worshipers during peak season as the kingdom prepares for a massive number of pilgrims after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.