Misk prepares 4,065 volunteers to serve Hajj pilgrims

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Volunteers will work under 16 official bodies during Hajj to assist worshippers. (SPA)
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Volunteers will work under 16 official bodies during Hajj to assist worshippers. (SPA)
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Volunteers will work under 16 official bodies during Hajj to assist worshippers. (SPA)
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Volunteers will work under 16 official bodies during Hajj to assist worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2019

Misk prepares 4,065 volunteers to serve Hajj pilgrims

  • The 20-day program took place in 13 cities across Saudi Arabia.

RIYADH: The Center for Initiatives at Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk) has completed the Misk A-Mashaer program to prepare volunteers for this year’s Hajj season.
The 20-day program took place in 13 cities across Saudi Arabia.
It benefited 4,065 volunteers. They will work under 16 official bodies during Hajj to assist worshippers.
The scale of the pilgrimage presents vast security and logistical challenges, with tens of thousands of safety officers deployed.
 


Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani, Saudi Shoura Council member

Updated 18 January 2020

Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani, Saudi Shoura Council member

  • He was appointed to the consultative body in 2016
  • He has been awarded a medal of excellence from the Ministry of Education

Dr. Abdullah bin Rafoud Al-Safiyani was chosen as a Shoura Council member by a royal decree from King Salman in 2016.

The Shoura Council convened on Wednesday, and Al-Safiyani demanded that the National Anti-Corruption Commission investigate and set up an authority to oversee influencers’ activities on social media.

He said it had become important for the anti-graft body to monitor influencers as they were paid tremendous amounts to publicize government entities, and that there needed to be regulations to process such transactions.

Al-Safiyani has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s and a doctorate from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah.

He is a member of Almajmaa (Virtual Academy of the Arabic Language), the Saudi Scientific Association for Arabic Literature, the Saudi Association for Education and Psychology and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, in addition to his Shoura Council membership.

He is also the vice dean of community service and continuing education at Majmaah University in Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia, and has collaborated with the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for the Arabic Language on several programs.

He has been awarded a medal of excellence from the Ministry of Education, and is also the director general of Adab (International Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature). He has been a teacher and an administrator in public education since 1998.