Islamabad: King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has approved a NESPAK proposal for a grand mosque named after him at the new campus of the International Islamic University (IIU) in Islamabad, according to NESPAK Managing Director Dr. Tahir Masood, custodian of two holy mosques.
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The mosque will be part of a larger complex that will act as a hub for scholars and students to research, debate, and learn. The mosque will also serve the university’s prayer needs, as it will be used by tens of thousands of students and officials.
The inner hall of the mosque will be wide enough to house 4,000 men and 2,000 women for prayer, while the open courtyard will hold 6,000 people. A 41,200 square meter field will be built as part of the $32 million projects. In the mosque, there will be a library and a museum, as well as a Muhammad bin Salman Auditorium for conferences.
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According to Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki, the mosque would be a valuable addition that will improve bilateral ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
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