The Two Holy Mosques and Holy Sites: Development and Care Since King Abdulaziz’s Reign

Saturday 1441/12/4 - 2020/07/25
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Riyadh, July 25, 2020, SPA – Since the reign of late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud until the current prosperous era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has paid great attention and care for the Two Holy Mosques and Holy Sites to accommodate the increasing numbers of pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has harnessed all potentials for the construction and development of the Two Holy Mosques and Holy Sites and providing pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah with top-level modern services emanating from its responsibility and great honor bestowed by Allah Almighty upon the Kingdom to take care of the Two Holy Mosques.
The service of the Two Holy Mosques is considered as one of the most important priorities for the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose Kings have been honored to perform this religious duty for the sake of Allah and for their pioneering roles in the service of Islam and Muslims. Throughout the successive eras, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Kings have also sought to provide all means of comfort, facilitate affairs of Hajj and visit of the Two Holy Mosques as well as all procedures and provide the best services so that pilgrims can perform their rituals in a spiritual atmosphere, comfort, security and safety.
Late King Abdulaziz initiated, since entering Makkah and assuming the affair of the Two Holy Mosques, with all interest and determination for the construction of the Two Holy Mosques and serving their visitors. One of the key accomplishments of late King Abdulaziz in 1344 AH was to entirely restore and renovate the colors of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. He also instructed in 1370 AH to decorate the facades overlooking the Grand Mosque and its courtyards with marble. In 1345 AH, late King Abdulaziz ordered to install marquees in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque to protect worshipers from the heat of the sun; and in 1346 AH, he also ordered to repair the canopy of the Prophet Abraham, the dome of Zamzam and the base of the Holy Kaabah.
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