Within the framework of preserving the visual identity of the Prophet’s Mosque, the Agency for the General Presidency of the Prophet’s Mosque inaugurated the new gilded copper barrier surrounding the Prophet’s cabin.
The Undersecretary General for Operational, Technical and Maintenance Affairs, Eng. Abdullah Al-Mahamadi, explained that the design of the barrier is inspired by the front of the Prophet’s Chamber, the honorable kindergarten, and the cupboards of the Qur’an in the Old Mosque. It is a barrier made of pure copper and is 87 linear meters long and one meter high. It consists of separate units and solid brass sectors, and it contains legs with an octagonal section similar to the lists of the Quran’s wheels, fixed by internal supports at the bottom base, to ensure its stability in human densities and its ease of maintenance.
He also indicated that the idea of replacing the previous wooden barrier surrounding the holy shrine came under the direction of Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, by changing it with a copper barrier in line with the visual identity and architectural style of the Prophet’s Mosque.
Engineer Al-Mahamadi confirmed that this comes to provide the best services to worshipers and visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque and for their safety.