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

Copies of the Holy Qur'an are prepared for shipping at the King Fahad Complex for the Holy Qur'an in Madinah on June 17, 2019. (SPA file photo)
Updated 19 July 2019

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


Ministry honors Hajj affairs offices

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah held annual ceremony to honor heads of Hajj offices and guests of the Hajj Symposium. (SPA)
Updated 17 August 2019

Ministry honors Hajj affairs offices

  • Bentin said that the ministry’s main goal is to carry out the Kingdom’s plans to provide quality services to enrich pilgrims’ experiences

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah held its 44th annual ceremony to honor the heads of Hajj affairs offices and guests of the Grand Hajj Symposium, which was held at Jeddah Hilton Hotel on Thursday.
Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh Bentin and his deputy, Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat, and other officials attended the ceremony.
Bentin said that the ministry’s main goal is to carry out the Kingdom’s plans to provide quality services to enrich pilgrims’ experiences.
“The ministry is already preparing for next year’s Hajj season,” he said.