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Uphold spirit of holy month: Al-Sudais

Worshippers disperse after Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (AN photo by Ahmad Hashad) MAKKAH: Imams in mosques throughout the Kingdom on Friday welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with an immense sense of piety and reminded their respective congregations to strictly follow the teachings of the Holy

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Umrah companies warned against inferior services

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Haj has asked all companies and establishments providing Umrah services to extend excellent services to the guests of God and follow up their affairs round the clock. In a circular, it asked all Umrah service-providing companies to collect correct data on pilgrims, including their flight number

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Civil Defense finalizes contingency plan for Ramadan

MAKKAH: Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif, who is also chairman of the Civil Defense Council, has approved the Civil Defense plan to be implemented in Makkah during the holy month of Ramadan, the organization’s director general, Gen. Saad bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, announced on Monday. Al-Tuwaijri chaired

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King orders best service for pilgrims in Ramadan

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered all government departments and other related agencies to provide the highest level of services to Umrah pilgrims in Ramadan, which is likely to begin on Aug. 1. King Abdullah issued the order while chairing the Council of Ministers’ meeting

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Psychology of Hajj, Hajji and Family Seminar Held in Medina

An educational seminar on the “Psychology of Hajj, Hajji and Family” was held in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.  The seminar was attended by women pilgrims listening to Gholam Ali Afruz, professor of psychology at Tehran University, speaking at the ceremony.  Referring to the prophets’ main mission as

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Second Deputy Premier Thanks Minister of Hajj

Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, has expressed his thanks to the Minister of Hajj Dr. Fuad bin Abdulsalam Al-Farisi after reviewing his letter attached with a copy of the Ministry’s annual report on its most important achievements and activities for the fiscal

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