LONDON: Saudi soldier Abeer Al-Rashed conducted on Tuesday the first ever female-led security briefing for Hajj in which she presented security and traffic plans for the pilgrimage.
The female-led briefing was met with positive reactions on social media in Saudi Arabia and the region.
Twitter user Mohamad Matoua praised the soldier saying “God willing, may God bless you… what a confidence and a wonderful voice that distinguish the daughter of our nation, the soldierAbeer Al-Rashed, may God protect her from all evil” in a tweet.
ما شاء الله تبارك الله… ثقة ولغة رائعة تميزت بها بنت الوطن الجندي/ عبير الراشد يحفظها الله من كل شر ومكروه.
— د. محمد المطوع (@anahapeep) July 13, 2021
Meanwhile, Saeed Almordi, said that women constitute half of society, “and we are proud of her and of the women in our nation in all fields.”
ونحن فخورون بها وبينات وطننا في كافة التخصصات.
— سعيد آل مرضي Saeed Almordi (@Saeed_Almordi) July 13, 2021
Another twitter user, Um Loulou, said: “God praise, may Allah her and give her health and wellness, we are proud of her”
ماشاءاالله الله يعطيهاالصحه والعافيه فخورين
— ام لولو (@umlulu_fio) July 13, 2021
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia revealed on Monday the launch of a smart card for pilgrims this year.
The card will facilitate access to pilgrims’ medical history and will be used to purchase necessities and goods during the Hajj season.
It will be the first time the technology is used to aid the pilgrimage journey.
According to the Hajj security commander, no one will be allowed to enter holy sites without a valid security permit in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.