King Salman has approved a project to build a grand mosque named after him at the new campus of the International Islamic University (IIU) in Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad.
The project worth $32mn, which is located in the H10 sector of the city; covering an area of 41,200 square meters, includes a prayer hall, a library, a museum all named after the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. It also has a conference hall named after Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. In addition to administrative facilities and ancillary services.
The area of the prayer hall is 6,800 square meters and can accommodate about 6,000 worshipers; the covered balcony of the mosque occupies an area of 600 square meters and the courtyard of 4,500 square meters that can accommodate 6000 worshipers. While the ablution facilities for men and women occupy an area of 1,000 square meters.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Library covers an area of 2,800 square meters; and the Museum of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Islamic History covers an area of 2,200 square meters. While the area of Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman’s conference hall is 2,800 square meters; and it can accommodate 500 people.
As for the exhibition area, it occupies an area of the project’s area estimated at 2,200 square meters. Besides, the facilities and services of the basement take up an area of 2,800 square meters; bringing the total area of the mosque with its vital facilities to 33,000 square meters.
The mosque overlooks an outdoor garden of 8,500 square meters; while a parking space of 7,000 square meters has been allocated.