The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has offered intending Syrian pilgrims royal grant through the Syrian Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee. The grant is intended to cover the cost of performing hajj rituals by 200 Syrian pilgrims.
The royal grant will be offered to large segments of the Syrian community, including religious scholars, national figures, activists, journalists, civil defense volunteers, rights activists, families of the deceased and detainees.
Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition and head of the Supreme Hajj Committee, Nazir al-Hakim, said that the Committee has drawn a list of the names of 200 people from all components of the Syrian people, the majority of whom came from the Syrian territory. Hakim said that the selection was made away from any considerations for political orientations or affiliations.
Hakim pointed out that the intending Syrian pilgrims will meet the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Hajj starting from August 18.
Hakim said that the royal grant includes offering all services in the holy sites in addition to the Arafat’s pause. The hajj journey will conclude at Madinah by visiting the Prophet’s Mosque and other religious sites in the city.
Hakim once again extended his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Saudi Arabia’s contributions to serve the cause of the Syrian people. He said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the best friend of our people. May Allah reward Saudi Arabia in the best way and help us return the favor.”
The Syrian Coalition has taken on the supervision of Syrian hajj since 2013. The Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee receives application for hajj in the offices it opened in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE as well as in two other offices in the liberated areas inside Syria.
The Committee has received the respect and appreciation from all other missions owing to the effective organization and discipline it has shown over the past years. The success has prompted an increase of Syria’s quota of pilgrims to 19,000, the last batch of whom will arrive in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)