2007 News Story
 

07/08/2007
Entire Grand Mosque in Makkah to be fitted for air conditioning

The entire Grand Mosque in Makkah is to be fitted for air conditioning on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Arab News reported today.


The full air conditioning will allow pilgrims and worshippers to perform their prayers in comfort. Air conditioning is currently only available in the part of the mosque that was built by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz.

Head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques Affairs Sheikh Saleh Al-Hosain told the Arab News that the project would be implemented in a short period of time and that it would not interfere with regular prayers and rituals.

Plans are already underway to expand the Grand Mosque’s capacity by 35 percent to accommodate the increasing numbers of worshippers.

More than 10 million Muslims visit the Grand Mosque in Makkah annually to perform Haj and Umrah and attend regular and special prayers.

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