Zamzam well to be renovated before Ramadan

Zamzam water project
Updated 30 October 2017
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Zamzam well to be renovated before Ramadan

MAKKAH: The General President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais announced the start of the Zamzam well processing project.
He pointed to the importance of this project in terms of Zamzam water, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The water of Zamzam is (good) for whatever it is intended.”
Al-Sudais praised the state’s interest in Zamzam water since its establishment by King Abdul Aziz. He dedicated the Zamzam well to benefit Muslims, and his sons have followed his steps and are exerting more efforts to serve this blessed well.
The project consists of two sections. The first section includes the construction of the five-service bridges to Zamzam from the eastern side, with a total width of eight meters and a length of 120 meters.
The second section is to complete the final phase of sterilization and handling of the environment surrounding Zamzam well, that includes remains of concrete and iron vaults of the old Grand Mosque, to reduce the proportion of harmful substances in Zamzam water as much as possible.
It also includes the development of a special quality of sterile gravel with a high permeability of water, allowing better flow of Zamzam water.
The scheduled time period for the project is seven months, and the work is expected to be completed before Ramadan.


OIC foreign ministers meet to discuss Israeli actions in Al-Quds

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OIC foreign ministers meet to discuss Israeli actions in Al-Quds

JEDDAH: The expanded extraordinary meeting of the executive committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held at the headquarters of OIC in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the Israeli violations in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf.

Addressing the opening session, OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen thanked the host country, led by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for facilitating the holding of this meeting at this critical time.

Al-Othaimeen said that the meeting comes in light of the escalation of Israeli policies aimed at Judaizing Al-Quds city, concealing its monuments, attempting to change its legal, historical and political status and isolating it from its Palestinian surroundings, citing the repeated Israeli attacks targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the closure of its gates.

The executive committee of the special meeting issued a final statement, which reads as follows: “The Executive Committee at its Extraordinary Open-ended Meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers held at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to consider the escalation of the Israeli colonial violations in an attempt to change the historical and legal status of the Holy City of Al-Quds.”

In its statement, the committee expressed its concern at the continued attempts to change the historical and legal status of the occupied city of Al-Quds and the transfer of the diplomatic missions of some states to it, condemning any positions, actions and decisions being aimed at changing the status of the occupied city of the holy city.

In its strongest terms, the OIC Executive Committee condemned the escalation by Israel of its colonial actions in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and its attempts to alter the character and demographic composition of the city, including its recent attempt to falsify historical facts and its opening of the so-called “Jewish Pilgrims Route,” which extends from Birket Silwan to the Wall of Al-Buraq under Palestinian homes in the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is a clear violation of international law and relevant international resolutions.