Saudi King Hosts 1,000 Relatives of Palestinian Martyrs to Perform Haj

Riyadh, – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a directive to host 1,000 Palestinian members of the families of martyrs to perform Haj this year.

Sheikh Saleh Al Asheikh, chief of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Haj and Umrah, expressed appreciation for the efforts King Salman exerts to extend bridges of friendship and strengthen brotherly relations between Saudis and Palestinians, and to help the latter perform the annual pilgrimage.

He said the gesture toward the families of Palestinian martyrs would greatly contribute to easing their suffering. “It is yet another gesture that demonstrates the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian people and their just cause,” he said.

Al Asheikh confirmed that the Palestinian people deserve all respect for their great sacrifices to maintain Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has deployed 700 preachers and translators to work during the current Haj season. They will abide by the approach of call and guidance and provide services to pilgrims so that they can perform Haj with ease, Saudi daily (Arab News) reported.

According to Talal Al Aqeel, an adviser at the ministry, most of the preachers during Haj are professors at various universities and have different specializations.

He said that the preachers and translators would address around two million pilgrims in more than 30 languages to make them understand the issues they might face regarding Shariah.

Source: Qatar News Agency