Jazan mosques have received the attention of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Project for Developing Historical Mosques, through listing them on the second phase of the scheme and including them for development through construction methods that accord with the architecture and old heritage of the area.
Jazan mosques are known for their unique characteristics that add heritage values to their religious importance, which make a connection between their old history and present that witnesses an exceptional renovation by the project.
Among top Jazan mosques is Al-Najdi Mosque whose first construction lasted for 13 years, where its materials, paints and inscriptions were brought from India and was constructed by architects from Yemen.
Al-Najdi Mosque, located in Al-Sulb neighborhood in the center of Farasan Island, was built in 1334 Hijri by Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Tamimi, known as Al-Najdi, who belongs to Houtat Bani Tamim and used to travel a lot to India.
The post-renovation area of the mosque will stand at 609.15 square meters and its capacity will increase from 245 to 248 worshippers.
The project will also target developing Al-Abasah Mosque, which used to be a beacon for science and a school to teach reading, writing, and the Holy Quran, and it is one of the mosques located on the King Faisal Road to the southeast of Al-Nassim neighborhood in Abu Areish Governorate and is 35 kilometers away to the east of Jazan City, and is known as Al-Sharif Abu Taleb Mosque, dating back to 1262 Hijri according to a sign hanged on the top of its Mihrab.
The mosque went through several renovations and expansions, the top of which were in 1419 and 1424 Hijri, where the last renovation made by local community members was in 1436 Hijri. The post-renovation area of the mosque will stand at 435.38 square meters with a capacity of 165 worshippers.
The Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s project to develop historical mosques aims to rehabilitate and restore 130 historical mosques in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to highlight their civilizational and cultural dimensions by preserving their original urban characteristics.
The second phase of the historical mosques development project includes 30 historical mosques distributed over the 13 regions of Saudi Arabia, six mosques in Riyadh region, five mosques in Makkah region, four mosques in Madinah region, three mosques in Asir region and two mosques in each of Eastern region, Al-Jawf and Jazan, and one mosque in each of the Northern Borders, Tabuk, Baha, Najran, Hail and Qassim.