Preparation of Ramadan in 2 Holy Mosques

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has completed all preparations to provide the Umrah pilgrims with consummate services at the Grand Mosque during Ramadan, the head of the presidency Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais has said.

10,000 employees, 46 Scholars and 90 offices to serve the Umrah pilgrims

More than 10,000 employees will be deployed to provide the Umrah pilgrims and visitors with the best of services.


There will also be 46 scholars to give religious advice, in addition to 19 offices where the pilgrims and visitors can have their queries answered, Al-Madina Arabic daily quoted Sudais as saying on Saturday. Read more: Procedure to apply online local Hajj from Saudi Arabia

More than 1 million copies of Quran in different languages will be placed in both Haram Mosques 

Sheikh Sudais said more than a million copies of the Quran in various languages and sizes would be placed in shelves inside the mosque for the use of worshippers.


There will also be 35 Quran memorization rings operating within the mosque during the holy month. Read more: Umrah visa fees for the visitors

Translation of lectures in 10 languages along with the 500,000 headsets

There will be instant translations in 10 languages of 679 lessons and lectures to be delivered during Ramadan.


As many as 500,000 headsets will be made available to worshippers who want to listen to the translations. Read more: Kingdom grants Umrah pilgrims to visit any city in Saudi Arabia

Mataf area will accommodate 107,000 per hour

Sudais said the Mataf area would accommodate more than 107,000 people per hour. He added that with the third Saudi expansion, the Grand Mosque has a capacity to accommodate more than a million worshippers at a time.


1,460 cupboards will be assigned to perform Etikaf (meditation)

The head of the presidency said as many as 1,460 cupboards were assigned for people who would perform Etikaf (meditation) in the mosque during Ramadan. He estimated their number to be more than 5,000.

50,000 new rugs newly placed in both the Holy Mosques

He revealed that the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah were furnished with new 50,000 rugs, which are all in green color.


Asked about the shading of the plazas and courtyards of the Grand Mosque, Sudais said this was just a proposal, which was not approved yet.

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Source: Saudi Gazette