Saudi Islamic Ministry distributes 11,500 umbrellas

Friday, April 30, 2021

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance’s Makkah branch has so far distributed 11,520 umbrellas at its Kudai, Jamarat and Prince MutaIb Road centers, as part of its Ramadan-long “Shade and Protection” initiative.

As temperatures rise throughout the holy month, the umbrellas will help to protect visitors and pilgrims from the sun during Tawaf.

The ministry expects to distribute a quarter of a million umbrellas throughout Ramadan.

A number of pilgrims commended the initiative and thanked Saudi Arabia’s leaders for their concern for the comfort and safety of pilgrims performing Umrah.