King Salman Orders Hosting of 2,322 Pilgrims from over 88 Countries

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
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King Salman Orders Hosting of 2,322 Pilgrims from over 88 Countries

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered on Tuesday the hosting of 1,300 pilgrims from over 88 countries to perform this year’s Hajj.

Also included in the order are 1,000 pilgrims from families of martyrs, prisoners and wounded Palestinians, and 22 pilgrims from families of conjoined twins who were separated in the Kingdom.

The gesture is part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program for Hajj, Umrah and Visit that is supervised and implemented annually by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, and General Supervisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj Guests Program Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh voiced his gratitude to King Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for this noble Royal gesture.

The move reflects their constant care for Muslims around the world, and their efforts to strengthen unity and brotherhood among Muslims by bringing them together for Hajj at the expense of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, he added.

Al Al-Sheikh noted that since the issuance of the Royal order, the ministry has been preparing to host the pilgrims and developed a strategic plan, together with several committees dedicated to caring for the guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The plan starts upon the pilgrims' departure from their home countries and ensures that they receive all facilitations to perform the Umrah and Hajj with ease and visit Madinah and perform prayer at the Prophet's Mosque.

Since its inception 26 years ago, more than 60,000 pilgrims have been hosted through the program.



Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
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Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday messages of congratulations from Arab leaders on the success of this year’s Hajj.  

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent King Salman separate cables of congratulations.  

They credited the success of the Hajj to the grace of God Almighty and the generous care of King Salman and his government and its institutions to ensure that pilgrims can perform their rituals in tranquility and safety.  

Sheikh Mishal praised the progress of the expansion work carried out at the Grand Mosque, and the introduction of smart services and technologies at all holy sites to meet the needs of pilgrims and facilitate their performance of the Hajj.  

He praised the significant role of Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz for their tireless efforts and the coordination among all sectors concerned with Hajj affairs.  

He wished Saudi Arabia and its noble people further progress and prosperity under the wise and prudent leadership of King Salman.

Sheikh Mishal also sent a cable of congratulations to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to King Salman.