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The Prophet’s Mosque to broadcast Eid sermon in four languages

Makkah’s grand mosque contains the Kaaba, a cuboid-shaped building believed to be the holiest site in Islam

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For the first time ever, arrangements are being made this year to simultaneously translate the sermon marking the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday broadcasted from the al-Masjid al-Nabawī, often called the Prophet's Mosque, in the Islamic holy city of Madinah.

Visitors to the mosque will be able to listen to the sermon on their mobile phones or on radio in four languages; English, Urdu, French and Malay.

The move is in line with a royal project to broadcast translations simultaneously, according to Sheikh Abdullah al-Hattab, the director of the mosque’s translation department, the Saudi Gazette reported.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.