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The Muslim world is busy building a global

January 14 2009
17:47

In Medina (Saudi Arabia) has begun the most significant in the history of capital restructuring of the Mosque of the Prophet. The mosque - after the Grand Mosque in Mecca - the world's most important shrine of Islam. The third most important shrine in Jerusalem.

Mosque of the Prophet will be significantly expanded by the end of the year it will be able to pray at the same time half a million (!) Muslims. This figure represents more than 0.2 percent of all Muslims of the world. Now the mosque can accommodate slightly more than a million people.

Will also build new garages for more than 20 000 vehicles, there will be ultra-modern facilities for recreation, saving from the hot sun, dressing room.

The restructuring will not affect only the prophet Muhammad's tomb, which is inside a mosque. Once on the grave site stood the house where he lived for several years the greatest prophet of Islam.

Simultaneously in Algeria began construction of the third largest mosque in the world. It will hold about 150,000 worshipers. The cost of the project, which should be completed by 2013, will be more than $ 3 billion.

Three halls for prayer will be decorated with precious marble and bas-reliefs. On the floor of the mosque will put the world's largest handmade carpet, which would cost about a million dollars.

When the Algerian mosque will be built the world's highest minaret, which ascends to an altitude of more than 300 meters. Simultaneously, the mosque will be built House of the Quran with a library, auditorium, five-star hotel and a super-modern car park. Next to the mosque located the Institute of Islamic Studies.

In the construction of the mosque, involves 11 countries.

Alexander Gray

Андрей Гальперин

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