Saudi dedicates services for pilgrims with special needs

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 07:55 GMT

Muslims perform Hajj at the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Courtesy of CC Wikimedia

Muslims perform Hajj at the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Courtesy of CC Wikimedia

CAIRO – 18 August 2017: Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah, pilgrimage, is working, in coordination with other governmental authorities, to facilitate the movements of pilgrims with special needs during the pilgrimage season this year, stated the Saudi Ministry Thursday.

As part of the services offered by Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, the ministry stated that it will allocate specific flat places for those pilgrims to reach easily.

It noted that the flat places will be near the important spots of pilgrimage rites such as: The Jamarat, stoning of the Devil (in English), the Sacred City Train; a train to transfer pilgrims to the holy shrines and medical centers.

The ministry will require hajj offices in each Islamic country to early report the numbers of their pilgrims with special needs, in order to be ready to provide for their needs.

The ministry clarified that it is carrying out a study to facilitate transferring the pilgrims with special needs from the places where they would be stay during the pilgrimage to the main shrines in Mecca, Medina or Jeddah.


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