Once hosting the Haram Library in Makkah tells the story of the city

Sunday, June 25, 2023

MAKKAH — Al-Suleiman Palace, an ancient landmark of the city of Makkah, is one of the most prominent historical and archaeological monuments.

Going back 86 years, it is still standing, stunning with its exquisite designs and ancient Islamic style.

The 1,400-square-meter palace is built, in its majority in the traditional architecture of Makkah, featuring rawashin (projecting latticed windows) and arches.

The palace, which belongs to the first minister of finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Suleiman, was visited by the late King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman, founder of the Kingdom.

It was the place where meetings were held and decisions were made and which, later, started being used as the library of the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

Still later, and until recently, it housed the Supreme Shariah Court in Makkah, and served as the headquarters of a school. — SPA


Source: https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/633683/SAUDI-ARABIA/Al-Suleiman-Palace-Once-hosting-the-Haram-Library-in-Makkah-tells-the-story-of-the-city