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Saudi's first UK ambassador to perform Hajj

The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia has been pictured performing the Hajj pilgrimage, having converted to Islam

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The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia has been pictured performing the Hajj pilgrimage, having converted to Islam.

Pictures of Simon Collis and his Syrian wife Huda Mujarkech pictured wearing the white Ihram dress, performing the holy pilgrimage while still on duty in the kingdom were posted on writer and activist Fawziah Al Bak’s Twitter account.

The comment read in Arabic: “The first British ambassador to the Kingdom performing Hajj after converting to Islam: Simon Collis with his wife Huda in Makkah.”

The ambassador and his wife thanked Fawzia, reported Saudi news site Al Marsad on Tuesday.

Collis joined the Foreign and Commonwealth office in 1978, after serving as an ambassador in Doha, Damascus, Baghdad, and Saudi Arabia in January.