Movable Domes of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina
The domes of the Prophet’s Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi), with their distinctive shapes, are a feature of its beautiful architecture. It was built using the most recent engineering techniques, which combined the best of traditional design with cutting-edge engineering. for the purpose of providing complete care for mosque worshippers.
The domes of the Prophet’s Mosque’s feature a variety of architectural designs, several Quranic phrases and Surahs, and windows of various sizes that are intended to manage reflection inside the mosque as well as let air and sunlight in. See Also : Holy Quran printing complex in Madina now open for visitors
– During the recent expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque’s, there are 27 movable domes with distinctive technical and architectural designs were installed throughout the mosque. The atmosphere, the level of quality and purity of the air, and are closed to shield the worshippers from direct sunlight and maintain the degree of coolness of the air inside the mosque, in addition to the role of the domes in accurately transmitting and distributing the sound of the mosque’s imam and preacher during the sermon and prayer.
– As these moving domes were established during the period of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s great expansion, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to develop the services provided in order to accommodate visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque. For guests and worshippers, which demonstrates the rulers’ keenness and enthusiasm in serving Islam and Muslims and maintaining the holiest sites in Islam.
– The moving domes in the Prophet’s Mosque are considered a landmark of beauty above the Masjid Al-Nabawi. Recommend : Timings for visiting Rawdah Al-Sharifa (Riyadhul Jannah) in Madina
– The moving domes are one of the civilization’s accomplishments that draws visitors and worshippers to Madina, where they can find comfort and reach their destinations with ease, peace of mind, and assurance.
– The movable domes of the Prophet’s Mosque were built to a standard size, with a rib at the base measuring 18 meters in length and weighing 80 tons. They move on iron rods that have a total length of 1573 linear meters. A variety of materials were combined to give the domes decorative touches, and they were covered from the inside with strips.
– The movable domes of the Prophet’s Mosque are constructed of solid cedar wood, embellished with ceramic pieces with harmonious geometric patterns and wooden figures with blue turquoise inlays to match the domes’ exterior beige color. They are also covered with hexagonal mosaics. Most Viewed : This is what happened, when two non-Muslims entered the Masjid Al-Nabawi
– There are 27 movable domes of the Prophet’s Mosque in total, all of which are regularly maintained. They are mounted on a base that is square in shape and has 18 m of sides, 80 tons are each. It is supported by 1573 m of iron bars that are used to move it. These domes are composed of a structural framework covered from the inside with wooden pieces made of 2 mm thick solid cedar wood slats that were put together with special glue and embellished with eye-catching geometric wooden shapes and blue turquoise pieces.
– With terms of the outside, it is coated with 60 mm-diameter small hexagonal mosaic tiles with a light beige background and geometric turquoise accents.
– To keep the cool air inside the mosque and contribute to the right climate, the domes of the Prophet’s Mosque open and close automatically through their own control mechanisms connected to the main control room.
– The movable domes of the Prophet’s Mosque is with the ability to accurately transmit sound across the Masjid Al-Nabawi is their most significant advantage. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Linkedin
– The Agency of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque is keen to pay attention to everything related to the services provided in the Prophet’s Mosque in order to develop the business system that is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, which indicates the keenness and interest of the rulers in what is in the service and benefit of Islam and Muslims as well as the maintenance of the most important Islamic holy sites.