Thursday, June 14, 2018
MAKKAH – Amid ample and integrated services, under the direct supervision of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, over two million worshipers including visitors, Umrah pilgrims, citizens and expatriates witnessed on Wednesday Khatm Al-Qur’an at the Grand Mosque.
Khatm Al-Qur’an is the conclusion of recitation of the whole Qur’an during night prayers (Taraweeh), which began on the first night of Ramadan. Khatm Al-Qur’an was on the 29th night of the holy month of Ramadan.
The worshipers performed their prayers in a tranquil spiritual atmosphere, tight security and safety, Saudi Press Agency said Wednesday night.
The prayers were led by Imam and Khateeb of the Grand Mosque Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, who supplicated to Allah Almighty to forgive all Muslims on this blessed night and save them from the Hellfire. He prayed for safeguarding the Kingdom and all Muslim countries from all evil and that He make them safe, secure and stable.
The worshipers thronged the Grand Mosque from the early hours of the day. All the floors and piazzas of the Grand Mosque were full and the rows of worshipers extended to the courtyards surrounding the Grand Mosque and to the roads and streets leading to it.
The mega projects carried out by the Kingdom under the supervision of the King and Crown Prince and personal follow up by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and emir of Makkah, and his deputy Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar contributed greatly to facilitating all in carrying out the rituals.
Traffic flow was streamlined. Despite heavy traffic, the traffic plans prepared beforehand contributed to preventing traffic jams and accidents. All the security bodies contributed to crowd management and smooth traffic flow.
Apart from the Traffic Department, these bodies included the Civil Defense safety patrols, Makkah Police, the Haram Security Force and Security Aviation. Several other government agencies contributed to these efforts and providing services and help to the worshipers and Umrah pilgrims. They included the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Ministry of Health, Makkah mayoralty and municipalities. – SPA