SAUDI ARABIA

Over 22 million worshippers prayed at Grand Mosque in first 20 days of Ramadan

April 14, 2023

Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH — The total number of worshippers who prayed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during the first two-thirds of Ramadan reached more than 22 million, head of the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais revealed.

He confirmed that the Presidency prepared the Grand Mosque through its comprehensive and strategic operating plan, in order to meet the needs of the pilgrims, worshippers and the visitors.

The Presidency has also facilitated all the services for the Grand Mosque's visitors to perform their rituals comfortably, he said, adding that they have ensured the readiness of safety means inside the Grand Mosque.

The presidency said the number of the guests of Allah in the Grand Mosque on the night of the 23rd of Ramadan reached more than 1,4 million worshippers.

It has noted that about 57,6000 Zamzam water bottles have been distributed among the pilgrims, while the number of beneficiaries from the volunteering services was about 452,000.

Over 115,000 people have benefited from the booklets and pamphlets, and 120,000 benefited from the digital awareness. While more than 98,000 people benefited from the social and humanitarian services.

As for the number of elderly people and those with disabilities, it has reached 6,800 beneficiaries. Also more than 6,000 Umrah pilgrims who benefited from the Tatweef services (Umrah guide services).

There were more than 103,000 people benefited from the spatial guidance, which is offered several languages.


April 14, 2023
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