Saudi authorities greet first group of Hajj pilgrims arriving in Madinah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Presidency of Religious Affairs has welcomed the first batch of pilgrims who arrived in Madinah at the Prophet’s Mosque to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.


The pilgrims were greeted with gifts, copies of the Qur’an, and guidance booklets in their languages.


Deputy Head of Religious Affairs at the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khudairi, said that the presidency was keen to enrich the religious experience of pilgrims, create an atmosphere of religious worship, and make their journey of faith a success.

The Presidency of Religious Affairs said it aims to develop its religious services with initiatives targeting pilgrims using technology, digitization, modern media, artificial intelligence, and translation, as per the aspirations and directives of the Saudi leadership.

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