The Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced that King Abdullah has ordered an expansion of Masjid-e-Nabvi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah to accommodate more than 1.6 million worshippers as reported in one of the leading newspapers of Gulf Arab News on Saturday 30th June.
He further said that, “the new expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque is effort of King Abdullah’s in the service of Islam and Muslims and this time the unprecedented expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah.”
According to the report Al-Assaf said the expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque would extend a great service to the pilgrims and visitors who will be able to pray comfortably in the mosque and the surrounding plaza.
He said King Abdullah’s Expansion Project of the Prophet’s Mosque would be implemented in three phases. “The first phase will accommodate more than 800,000 worshippers while the second and third will accommodate an equal number of worshippers bringing the total number of people the mosque can accommodate at a given time to more than 1.6 million,” he said.