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Hajj 2023 to be the Best Hajj Organizational Operation of All Time

  • Publish date: Friday، 02 June 2023
Hajj 2023 to be the Best Hajj Organizational Operation of All Time

Saudi religious officials unveiled their preparations for the largest-ever organizational effort in the history of the Hajj season on Thursday.

To manage the millions of worshipers making the journey, the Two Holy Mosques will employ a record 14,000 staff members and thousands of volunteers.

“We are pleased to announce our operational plan for this Hajj season, considered the largest in the history of the presidency and its agency for the affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque, now that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has come to an end and that millions of pilgrims are expected. The operational plan will be conducted in accordance with an integrated services system set by our leaders," said Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi's Minister of Hajj and Umrah.

The Prophet's Mosque in Madinah and the Grand Mosque in Makkah will each get 300,000 copies of the Qur'an in addition to thousands of volunteer opportunities. Along with continuous scientific and orientation broadcasts in 10 different languages, more than 35,000 hours of Qur'an recitation and memorization lessons workshops would be conducted.

Furthermore, plans have been established to offer translation assistance, direction, and responses to pilgrims' inquiries in 51 different languages.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, made the announcement and highlighted that the pilgrimage's 2024 strategic goals, which are based on Vision 2030, will be the main emphasis this year.

Al-Sudais emphasized that the strategy had taken a year to develop and was based on experiences learned from prior seasons.

Al-Sudais stated that the goal of the presidency was to daily deliver at least 2 million bottles and 40 million liters of Zamzam water to the Two Holy Mosques through more than 30,000 distribution sites. Robots, applications, and digital technology would also be used to enhance the Muslim pilgrimage.