The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has appointed more than 1,000 highly qualified and well-trained female guides to work inside the Grand Mosque and its outside plazas during the Haj season to assist and guide women pilgrims.
Fatima Bint Zaid Al-Rishoud, director of the department of female guides in the presidency, said the guides will inform women pilgrims of the correct Shariah practices.
"The guides will guide women toward the areas dedicated for them in the Haram and will organize their lines during prayer," she said. Female guides, she said, will also supervise the provision of enough copies of the Holy Qur'an in areas earmarked for women.
The guides will ensure that women pilgrims are not squatting or praying in the corridors or blocking entry points into the Grand Mosque.
Rishoud said the guides are very well trained to provide consummate services to the female pilgrims. They have also been taught foreign languages and computer skills, she said.