King Salman has provided sponsorship for animal sacrifice, known as Hady, for 4,951 pilgrims from 92 countries who have come to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah, administered by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawa and Guidance.
This program ensures that the selected pilgrims receive comprehensive support for all aspects of their sacred pilgrimage.
Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh, the Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance and the general supervisor of the program, announced that this year’s beneficiaries were a diverse group of pilgrims. Royal approval was granted to host 1,300 pilgrims from more than 90 countries worldwide, along with 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims who are family members of martyrs, injured individuals or captives.
Furthermore, the program accommodated 1,000 pilgrims from the families of Saudi martyrs and injured individuals who participated in Operation Decisive Storm, 1,000 pilgrims from the families of Yemeni forces, and the families of those who lost their lives during Operation Decisive Storm.
Additionally, 280 pilgrims from Syria are being hosted, along with 130 from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization and 150 Yemeni scholars.
Meanwhile, the 4,951 beneficiaries have reached Mina to observe the days of Tashreeq.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the process of moving the beneficiaries to Mina was executed seamlessly and with the active participation of all relevant sectors.
Al-Sheikh expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the process, stating that it was highly successful and executed as planned.
He commended the collaborative endeavors of all the committees involved in the program and acknowledged the support and cooperation of the security authorities.
Al-Sheikh also emphasized that the committees within the program are diligently striving to offer top-quality services to ensure the utmost comfort for the pilgrims.