King Salman to Host 1,000 Palestinian Martyrs’ Families for Hajj 

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has decided to host 1,000 Palestinian martyrs’ families for Hajj this year. This directive includes 2,322 Hajj pilgrims in total, consisting of family members of martyrs, prisoners, and wounded Palestinians. 

In addition to the Palestinian families, 22 family members of conjoined twins who were separated in the Kingdom will also be hosted by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. These twins received medical care and surgery in Saudi Arabia. The rest of the pilgrims, totaling 1,300, come from 88 different countries around the world.

This hosting is part of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s Guests Program for Hajj, Umrah, and Visit. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs oversees this program. Since it began 26 years ago, the program has hosted over 60,000 pilgrims, showing the Kingdom’s dedication to serving Muslims globally.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs and General Supervisor of the Program, praised this initiative. He stated that the hosting reflects the Kingdom’s continuous support for Islam and Muslims. He emphasized that this program highlights Saudi Arabia’s important role in the Islamic world. As the home of the Muslim Qibla, the Kingdom is a leader in many Islamic activities that benefit the global Muslim community.

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King Salman’s decision to host these pilgrims demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s commitment to helping those in need, especially the families of Palestinian martyrs, prisoners, and wounded individuals. This act of kindness also shows the Kingdom’s efforts to strengthen its ties with Muslims worldwide, ensuring that they can perform their religious duties, such as Hajj, with ease and support.

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