Hajj ministry removes two office managers for failing pilgrims

The office managers were referred to a disciplinary board. (Huda Bashatah)
Updated 14 August 2019

Hajj ministry removes two office managers for failing pilgrims

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has removed two office managers from their positions after they failed to provide the required services to pilgrims.

The decision was approved by Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor of Makkah Region.

The office managers were working under the Hujjaj South Asia Establishment. They were referred to a disciplinary board, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Two new directors were appointed to replace them to help “safely return our brothers the pilgrims to their countries.”

 

 


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.