Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, enters Kaaba

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Joined by government ministers he looked at the building work. (SPA)
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The Crown Prince was shown the expansion works in the Grand Mosque. (SPA)
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Like all Muslims, he also touched the Kaaba. (SPA)
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He went to the Kaaba in the center of the Grand Mosque. (SPA)
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Which he then kissed. (SPA)
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Meanwhile, as the Crown Prince and ministers visited, Muslims continued to worship. (SPA)
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He prayed alongside other Muslims. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, enters Kaaba

  • The Saudi Crown Prince was briefed on the expansion works at the mosque
  • During his time visiting he also took the opportunity to pray

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been photographed during a visit to the Grand Mosque in Makkah where he was briefed on the current expansion project aimed at expanding the area for Muslims to pray.

(SPA)

During his visit he took a moment to pray. He also entered the Kaaba and kissed the Black Stone, while worshippers watched.

(SPA)

The Crown Prince had met with government ministers prior to his visit to the holy site, and he was briefed on the ongoing works.

(SPA)
He also went into the Kaaba and onto the roof of the historic structure looking down on the white circumambulation area, where Muslims walk around as part of Umrah.

 


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh