Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Quran to Haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Quran to Haj pilgrims
Copies of the Holy Qur'an are prepared for shipping at the King Fahad Complex
Published: 18 July 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
By: Mahak Manan

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Haj season book distribution programme in Makkah and Madina.

The Ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Quran and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Haj season. He added that more than eight million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Haj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites.


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