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Ottoman-era domes being restored in Makkah Haram mosque
Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:19 PM, IINA

Makkah Haram

The Ottoman-era domes, which were removed two years ago to expand the mataf (circumambulation area) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, are being restored.

The domes are being restored as per new arrangements that will restrict them to three sites, according to Sultan Al-Quraishi, director of the projects administration at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

Work is underway to restore the domes in the northern part, including the mukabiriya (the chamber for the call for prayer).

The technical committee for the expansion projects decided not to reinstall the domes on the masa side (the area in the Grand Mosque where pilgrims run between the holy areas of Safa and Marwah as part of the Sa’i ritual.)

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