King Salman orders hosting 1,000 pilgrims from Palestine

A general view of the Holy Kaaba’s Kiswa, the Qibla for millions of Muslim pilgrims from all around the globe. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on Thursday, ordering the hosting of 1,000 pilgrims, males and females from Palestinian martyrs’ families during the Hajj season this year.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh, who heads the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Hosting Program for Pilgrimage, confirmed that the royal decree comes in the context of the continued support and the keen interest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Palestinian cause and his appreciation of the great sacrifices made by the Palestinian people.

He pointed out that the Palestinian people deserve all support and appreciation in their struggle to regain their legitimate rights and to preserve the first Muslim Qibla, in reference to Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem.

With SPA

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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