Amman, 09 Oct. (Petra – Jordan News Agency)-His Majesty King Abdullah II on
Monday announced the construction of a fifth minaret for Al-Aqsa Mosque,
along with carrying out the needs of maintenance and renewal of the Dome of
the Rock’s furnishing .
His Majesty gave instructions to conduct a competition for the fifth minaret’s
During a meeting His Majesty chaired in the Ministry of Awqaf, the King said
that keeping and constructing Islamic holy sites ‘is a duty that I should
always support depicting the grandfathers steps.’ He stressed that he will
personally follow up carrying out the needs of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
His Majesty announced also the establishment of a special fund and a
Waqf for sacred places to help maintain and construct the Islamic sites, in
the forefront, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dom of the Rock.
His Majesty expressed support to the Ministry, its programs, its role in
supervising and spreading Islamic morals. He pointed to the role of Zakat
fund in easing the suffering of poor people.
Petra \ Imad