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First Mosque in Al Basra wears new look, Worshippers assemble at historical Mosque

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The historical Mohammed Al-Muqbel Mosque, which is believed to be the first mosque to be built in Al-Basr district in Buraidah in Qassim region, after renovation.

The historical Mohammed Al-Muqbel Mosque, which is believed to be the first mosque to be built in Al-Basr district in Buraidah in Qassim region, north of Riyadh, has been renovated as part of the Mohammed Bin Salman Project for Historical Mosques Renovation in the Kingdom, under which 30 mosques in 10 regions will be restored and rehabilitated.

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The mosque, which some used to call Al Mansi mosque and dates back to pre-1378 AH, was built by a member of the Al-Muhaimeed family where it used to host worshippers for Friday Prayer.

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Sheikh Mohammed Saleh Al-Muqbel was one of its main Imams who used to lead the prayers while the prayer calls used to be raised by Sheikh Saleh Al-Abdulaziz Al-Muhaimeed for nearly 50 years.

Located 10 km from the city center of Buraidah, Al-Muqbel Mosque is featured by its construction in the Najdi style from stone and clay with a wooden roof built from Taramix and Palm fronds on a total area of around (430 square meters).

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The mosque used to accommodate nearly 88 worshipers and consisted of a prayer house, a roofless courtyard, restrooms, a depot, and a recently built ablution area.

The mosque is ready to receive worshippers after the renovation process. It can accommodate up to 156 worshippers and currently includes a prayer house for men and women, a courtyard, a depot, restrooms, and ablution places.

Meanwhile, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites hosted a field visit from the Executive Committee for the Path of the Islamic Historical Sites and Museums recently.

The sites included the Hudaybiyyah region where the Radwan Pledge took place in the sixth Hijri year, when Prophet Muhammad brokered a peace treaty between him and his followers and the Quraysh clan.

They also visited Bir Tuwa (the Well of Tuwa), Jabal Thawr, the 1,200-year-old water well and canal Ayn Zubaydah, the Mina site where the Al-Aqaba Pledge took place and Jabal Al-Nour, the Cave of Hira.

One of the most important projects is the Jabal Al-Nour Cultural Center.

The mountain houses the Cave of Hira, which has tremendous significance for Muslims because it is where the prophet is said to have had his first revelation and received the first verses of the Holy Qur’an.

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