Prophet’s (s) Mosque Now Open 24-7

Courtesy P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH, 9 October 2007 — The Prophet’s (s) Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest mosque for Muslims, will be kept open 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, according to Madinah Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz ibn Majed.

“This gracious decision reflects the king’s care and keenness toward pilgrims and worshippers who visit the Prophet’s (s) Mosque,” the governor said. “It will also help the faithful to spend long hours inside the mosque in worship and meditation.”

Until now the mosque closed after the last prayer (isha) and reopened for the pre-dawn prayer (fajr).

Prince Abdul Aziz said all departments of the mosque have been readied to carry out the king’s instruction. Sheikh Saleh Al-Hosain, head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, said from now on the Madinah Mosque’s doors would be closed only for routine maintenance services. “This is good news for all Muslims, especially for pilgrims who come from far off places in the Kingdom and other parts of the world,” said Mohammed Badahad, assistant secretary-general of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

He said the move would help reduce overcrowding inside the mosque, as the faithful would receive extra hours for worship and prayers. The Grand Mosque in Makkah is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like his predecessors, King Abdullah has shown special interest in the care and development of the two holy mosques. Recently, he allocated SR10 billion for the comprehensive development of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah.


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  1. Hafeez
    Hafeez says:

    There are Prince and kings who the complete control to do what ever they want over there, Plus they call themselves Arabs first before muslim ( Saudi Arabia) what happen to the last serman of the Prophet(PBUH) where he declared we are all egual. They destroy every historic place in Mecca and Medina and yet there is no one say a word, Why?????????????????