Massajed: Smartphone app for mosques around Saudi Arabia

Saleh Al-Asheikh, minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowment, Call and Guidance. (SPA)
Updated 13 February 2018
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Massajed: Smartphone app for mosques around Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Saleh Al-Asheikh visited the center for geographic information of mosques at the ministry headquarters in Riyadh and received a detailed explanation about the “Massajed” app for smartphones.

The application, implemented by the ministry, will improve and install a complete geographic information system which will take the ministry into the digital era, enhancing the efficiency of work, and going hand in hand with the aspirations of Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The application will provide many services such as information about the mosque and its curators, a map of the mosques in the Kingdom, the ability to send notifications on the mosque, and identifying the places for daawa, and other services.

The application will also enable imams to view comments about their mosques and provide a maintenance report. It will also benefit mosque observers in preparing a list of the mosques they supervise, enabling them to know all about the operations within any single mosque.


Saudi interior minister reviews Hajj safety procedures

Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif patronizes the military parade. (SPA)
Updated 14 August 2018
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Saudi interior minister reviews Hajj safety procedures

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s interior minister patronized a military parade of the Hajj security forces on Monday.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, who is also the Chairman of the Higher Hajj Committee, reviewed preparations to serve the pilgrims, who are continuing to arrive in the Kingdom ahead of the annual pilgrimage. Their numbers are expected to reach the millions.
The Kingdom’s security forces are sparing no efforts to maintain a safe environment for the Hajjis.
Prince Abdulaziz affirmed the preparedness of all sectors involved in securing this year's Hajj.
The minister reviewed the special mechanisms, armored vehicles and security aviation on deployment. 
During the ceremony, Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant minister of interior for operations affairs, said "the forces have begun their duties in Mecca, the holy sites, Medinah and all the outlets and roads leading to the Hajj ritual areas.
The duties of the security forces fall in line with the directives of King Salman, followed up by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and under the direct supervision of the Minister of Interior.
Gen. Al-Qahtani stressed the readiness of the forces, in coordination with Saudi ministries and other bodies, to maintain the security of pilgrims and facilitate their Hajj.