Crown Prince’s project brings 1,400-year-old Jarir Al-Bajali mosque in Taif to life

The historical Jarir Al-Bajali mosque is located in the Haddad Bani Malik center; south of the Taif governorate in Makkah region and is one of the oldest historical mosques in the region.

The historical Jarir Al-Bajali mosque is located in the Haddad Bani Malik center; south of the Taif governorate in Makkah region and is one of the oldest historical mosques in the region.

Named after Jarir Al-Bajali, the companion of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him); the mosque is part of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Project for the Renovation of Historical Mosques in the Kingdom.

Five times prayers are also in this mosque now amongst 30 mosques in 10 different regions.

The historical significance of Al-Bajali Mosque, founded 1,400 years ago, comes from its connection to the great companion Jarir Bin Abdullah Al-Bajali who embraced Islam together with his people in Ramadan in the 10th year of Hijrah.

The grave of the companion Jarir is located next to the mosque behind the prayer house; in Al-Qudah village of Haddad Bani Malik center, 100 km south of Taif. It is in the Al-Sarat architectural style using irregular stones and has a roof of Juniper branches and concrete. It has an area of 350 square meters and can accommodate about 130 worshipers; noting that its capacity before the start of the project was zero.

The mosque consists of a prayer house with its ceiling is supported by round wooden pillars; a prayer room for women, a chamber that was in olden times to host travelers and an ablution area with a water reservoir, in addition to a square-shaped minaret of stone. A cylindrical minaret with a height of about 11.26m recently-added to the structure.

After the recent restoration of the historical Al-Bajali mosque, it now includes a room for Imam, a prayer house on the eastern side and another on the western side, a water tank, a warehouse, ablution places (old and new), and a cemetery.