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Saudi Arabia assigns 135 imams to provide Hajj guidance

Saudis and foreign residents circumambulate the Kaaba (Tawaf) in the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Makkah. (File/Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah/AFP)
Saudis and foreign residents circumambulate the Kaaba (Tawaf) in the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Makkah. (File/Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah/AFP)

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs has assigned 135 scholars and imams to offer religious guidance to pilgrims during the upcoming Hajj.

The imams will be available to answer inquiries related to the pilgrimage.
The move is “in line with the directives of the Saudi leadership to provide all services for pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease and peace of mind,” the ministry said.

A phone line has also been set up to provide automated responses to pilgims queries in 10 languages: Arabic, English, French, Turkish, Hindi, Urdu, Hausa, Indonesian, Bengali, Amharic.

Source: ArabNews

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