Saudi imam to lead Taraweeh prayers in Malaysia

KT Abdurabb

Published — Friday 18 May 2012

Last update 23 May 2012 12:24 am

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

DUBAI: Tourism officials in Malaysia plan to appoint a famous imam from Saudi Arabia to lead Taraweeh prayers in Kuala Lumpur during this Ramadan, top Tourism Malaysia officials told Arab News in an interview.
“Saudi Arabia is an important market for us and we are planning to make several special arrangements for our guests from GCC during this Ramadan” Zulkifly M. Saed, director of international marketing division, Tourism Malaysia, told Arab News.
“We want to further strengthen Malaysia's presence in the Saudi market, hence, Tourism Malaysia is participating at Riyadh Travel Fair that started on May 15 and will continue till May 18,” he added.
“During this Ramadan, a famous imam from Saudi Arabia will be leading Taraweeh prayers in Kuala Lumpur. We are working on it to materialize the project successfully,” he added.
“Every year we provide special Iftar, Suhoor and make special prayer arrangements at the hotels. During this Ramadan, it will be at an extensive range” he said.
“Appointing an imam from Saudi Arabia to lead Taraweeh prayers will be more helpful for our guests from the region” Ahmad Yahaya Al Jahsyi, overseas director, Tourism Council, KSA, Levant, Yemen and North Africa, told Arab News.
“In addition, we will be making arrangements for special tents where guests and their family members can stay till midnight enjoying with the full charm of their traditional food and Shisha,” he added.
“Our participation at Riyadh Travel Fair will help us popularize our products among our Saudi guests,” he added
“We are getting a number of inquiries from different clients” says Tuan Razali, director of Tourism Malaysia, Dubai. During this recently concluded Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, we had received a good number of serious inquiries on our second home program and medical tourism.
“ Currently, anyone can buy free hold property at different parts of Malaysia” he added.
Zulkifly M. Saed told Arab News that Malaysia is going to focus more on East Malaysia, Saba and the Borneo area next year.


What's happening around Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: An African expat woman is being investigated for torturing her baby to death by pouring boiling water on her. The motive behind the vicious attack is unknown.The Board of Investigation and Prosecution in Jeddah has charged the woman with semi...
RIYADH: Over five million Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs), including more than one million in Saudi Arabia, observed “zero remittance day” on Friday, in protest against the random checking of boxes sent by them to their families back home by the Cu...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that two more people were infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. While no deaths were announced, the virus has already killed 26 people in just two weeks, from Aug. 16...
JEDDAH: As international schools in the city gear up for the new academic session, some parents have requested that schools improve the quality of their classes in Islamic studies. Although the Ministry of Education has decreed that all international...
JEDDAH: Health Minister Khaled Al-Falih met with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh on Thursday to discuss the Health Ministry’s proposed ban on sacrificing camels during this year’s Haj.Several health officials accompanied Al-Falih at the meet...
MAKKAH: The executive list of the child protection system has now defined 14 kinds of abuse.These include keeping a child without a family document, not administering compulsory vaccinations, disrupting their education, exposing them to an environmen...

Stay Connected