Saudi Arabia welcomes all Muslim pilgrims: Hajj minister

Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin.(SPA)
Updated 31 May 2019

Saudi Arabia welcomes all Muslim pilgrims: Hajj minister

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia welcomes any Muslim pilgrims from all over the world without discrimination, said Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin.

The Kingdom is ready to provide facilities and services to enable pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease and tranquillity, he added.

On Tuesday, King Salman inaugurated the Guests of God Service Program, which features more than 130 initiatives. 

The program aims to offer the finest services at all levels, and manage Saudi archaeological and cultural sites to enrich pilgrims’ experience.

Bentin praised the cooperation of the various bodies concerned with Hajj and pilgrims’ affairs, and their keenness to facilitate their access to the Two Holy Mosques and their movement between the holy sites. 


Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

Updated 29 February 2020

Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A museum dedicated to Prophet Muhammad and the history of Islamic civilization will soon rise in the Indonesian capital.

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), laid the foundation stone for the Jakarta branch of the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization on Feb. 28, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

An MWL post on Twitter said the museum will feature lush gardens in one of the most visited area in the city.

Al-Issa was quoted by SPA as saying that Jakarta would become the first branch of the Madinah international museum, hosting a variety of events, debates, training sessions, conferences, forums and seminars.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Al-Issa and his delegation met with the Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi.

The meeting was also attended by the Kingdom’s deputy envoy to the southeast Asian country, and Saudi embassy staff.