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Non-Muslims allowed to visit four historical mosques in Saudi Arabia


Jeddah: In a bid to promote Islamic culture and architecture, the Saudi Arabia government has opened the doors of four historical mosques in the Kingdom to non-Muslims, reports Saudi Gazette.

Sheikh Saleh Al Mighmasi, Imam of Quba mosque in the holy city of Madinah, was quoted as saying by Saudi Gazette that the entry of non-Muslims to Madinah is not against Islam and does not include any violation of Shariah.

“Anybody can enter a mosque, as Islam does not restricts entry for non-Muslims,” al Maghamsi told Al Arabiya.

These mosques include: Jamia Mosque Rehma (Jeddah), Mosque Al Taqwa, King Fahd Mosque and King Saud Mosque (Jeddah).

Al Rahma Mosque: Al-Rahma Mosque one of the beautiful Masjid in Jeddah situated at Corniche Road, Al-Shate’a District.

Also known as the Floating Mosque because it is built on pillars which are submerged on the shores of the Red Sea.

Al Taqwa Mosque:Built in 2005 on an area of 750 square metres, Al Taqwa Mosque can accommodate over 400 worshippers. It is located in north of Jeddah.

The King Fahd Mosque: Because of its the tile-work, this Mosque resembles a Moroccan architecture. Its Moorish arches triangular domes.

The King Saud Mosque: It is the largest mosque in the city of Jeddah, covering an area of 9700 sq mts. The largest dome has a diameter of 20 metres and reaches a height of 42 metres.

The mosque is said to be designed by celebrated Egyptian architect Abdel Wahed El-Wakil.

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