Saudi official gives assurance of safe Hajj

Saudi security officers monitor screens with live views of Hajj pilgrims at the Grand Mosque, along with highways and high-density areas in Makkah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2017
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Saudi official gives assurance of safe Hajj

RIYADH: Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant interior minister for operations affairs and general supervisor of public security, on Tuesday gave assurances that security forces will provide a safe Hajj pilgrimage.
He gave the assurance while chairing the first meeting of commanders of Hajj security forces in Makkah. Stressing the importance of security in a mass gathering such as Hajj, Al-Qahtani said the safety of pilgrims is the most important guideline to be followed by security forces, which should provide them with the best service and do so with a sense of dedication.
He stressed the importance of early preparation and cooperation in accordance with the Hajj security plan.
The commander of Hajj security forces, Gen. Khalid Al-Harbi, said it is their duty to serve pilgrims with a sense of devotion and loyalty to Allah.


Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

Updated 18 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

DUBAI: Nearly 470 mosques have been prepared for the Eid Al-Adha prayer, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Daawah and Guidance in Madinah announced

Sheikh Fahad bin Sulaiman al-Tuwaijri,  Director-General of the ministry in Madinah, said that 469 mosques and places of prayer had been equipped, both in Madinah and elsewhere.

The Eid Al-Adha prayer will be at 6:13a.m., state news agency SPA reported.