Council of two holy mosques ready for pilgrims

Council of two holy mosques ready for pilgrims

The chairman of the General Council for the Grand Mosque and the Nabawi Mosque (the Prophet’s Mosque), Sheikh Abdurrahman bin Abdul Aziz as-Sudais. (ICC)

The service being provided during the Hajj 1440 Hijr season is aimed at making the pilgrims feel comfortable, peaceful and safe when performing hajj rituals
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Chairman of the General Council for the Grand Mosque and Nabawi Mosque (the Prophet’s Mosque), Sheikh Abdurrahman bin Abdul Aziz as-Sudais, has conveyed they are ready to receive guests during the Hajj 1440 Hijr season. The service being provided during the Hajj 1440 Hijr season is aimed at making the pilgrims feel comfortable, peaceful and safe when performing hajj rituals, the President of the Islamic Communication Center (ICC) of Saudi Arabia, Faheem H. Alhamid, said via a short message to Antara Friday.

The service was launched in the form of the Hajj Media Planning Program at the Office of the General Council of the Grand Mosque and the Nabawi Mosque recently, Sheikh as-Sudais said.

This plan includes 140 programs which are classified in several segments to improve the performance of works and human resources and provide 24-hour services to pilgrims in both mosques.

Efforts by Saudi Arabia in guarding the two holy mosques and serving Muslims from all over the world who come to worship, and the kingdom's attention to visitors, showed its commitment towards implementing the Vision 2030 and the 2020 National Transition Program, Sheikh as-Sudais said.

The plan emphasizes showing moderate Islamic religious images in the frame of tolerant teachings that also characterize Saudi Arabia, according to him.

The Hajj 1440 Hjir program plan is carried out by 10 thousand workers, consisting of men and women with qualified competencies and skills.

The Servant of the Two Holy Mosques has carried out various measures that guarantee the security, peace, convenience and comfort of the guests of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, Sheikh as-Sudais asserted.

Therefore, pilgrims can perform their prayers in full serenity as the Hajj is a sacred ritual that should not be distorted by other matters such as politics or interests of certain groups that politicize the Hajj and excluded it from sharia rules.

One of the Hajj 1440 Hajj programs is to translate Friday and Arafat sermons into 10 languages, allowing the Islamic mission to be in touch with pilgrims in a language they understand.

The number of Indonesian pilgrims has always been the largest in the world with 231,000 departing for this year’s Hajj in 529 flying groups via 13 embarkations.
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