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Egypt's Al-Azhar Hails Success of Hajj Season

Egypt's Al-Azhar Hails Success of Hajj Season

Sunday, 2 August, 2020 - 05:45
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb speaks in Cairo. (Reuters)
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the successful organization of the pilgrimage this year as the kingdom was keen on holding the Hajj season in accordance with preventive measures adopted to face the coronavirus pandemic and ensure pilgrims safety.


In June, Al-Azhar welcomed the Saudi Arabia's decision to hold Hajj this year and limit the number of worshipers residing in the Kingdom from various nationalities.


El-Tayyeb lauded the efforts exerted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, aiming at serving pilgrims and maintaining their safety.


He described the Kingdom’s decision as wise and considerate for refraining from disrupting the pilgrimage ritual.


El-Tayyeb also expressed in a statement on Twitter his sincere wishes to the Saudi King over his health.


"I congratulate Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the success of his surgery," he said in a tweet, wishing King Salman good health and wellness.


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