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Plan ready to revamp over 100 historical Islamic sites in Madinah

MADINAH, October 20, 2022

Saudi Arabia has embarked on a major renovation drive that will see more than 100 sites in Madinah with connections to the life of the Prophet Muhammad and other important events in Islamic history restored and developed as part of a three-year package of projects that will run until 2025, reported Arab News.
The projects include restorations of the site of the Battle of the (Trench), Al-Faqir well, and Al-Qiblatayn Mosque, stated the report citing Governor of Madinah Prince Faisal bin Salman.
He was speaking at a ceremony organised by Al Madinah Region Development Authority, the Saudi Heritage Authority and the Pilgrims Experience Programme.
An agreement has also been signed for renovations at Uthman bin Affan well and Sayed Al-Shuhada Square, while work is underway on studies for restoration work at more than 100 other historical Islamic sites in Madinah, he stated.
During the ceremony, the heritage chiefs also announced that eight Islamic historical sites across Madinah have already been restored to their former glory, stated the report. 
These include Al Ghamama, Abu Bakr Al Siddiq, Umar ibn Al Khattab, Al Saqiya, Banu Anif and Al Rayah mosques as well as Ghars Well and the fort at Arwa bin Al-Zubair Castle, it added.


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