Free suhoor meals for thousands of pilgrims in Makkah

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal
Updated 20 June 2017
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Free suhoor meals for thousands of pilgrims in Makkah

RIYADH: On a directive from Makkah Governor and Adviser to King Salman Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, thousands of Umrah pilgrims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah are being given free suhoor meals during the last days of Ramadan.
The prince has made this arrangement since the interval between Qiyamul Layl and Fajr prayers is too short for pilgrims to go out for their suhoor meals.
The governor’s directive is being implemented under the supervision of the Watering and Irrigation Committee in the governorate, in cooperation with various licensed charity societies.
The meals are distributed at sites around the Grand Mosque and its courtyards, as well as at bus stands.
Rizmi Reyal, a pilgrim who had come from Colombo, told Arab News from Makkah that this is an excellent service rendered by Prince Khaled for the pilgrims. “The crowd is so heavy that pilgrims cannot go out for their sahoor and come back for Fajr in time,” he explained.
Oowise, a woman pilgrim who is now staying in Makkah, said that foreign pilgrims appreciate this service which is very convenient as they can continue their prayers at the holy mosque without having to go out in search of food. “Almighty Allah should bless the Saudi government, its rulers and people for the magnanimity shown toward the Islamic Ummah who come to the holy mosque from all parts of the world,” she added.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.