Campaign launched to highlight Hajj message of peace


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 07 August 2017| 14 Zhul Qadha 1438

A five-stage campaign begins on Monday to highlight that “Hajj is a message of peace.”

It is the 10th year of the “Hajj is Worship and Civilized Behavior” campaign, launched by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, Prince of Makkah Region and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee.

The five phases of the campaign are to honor Makkah, to stress the importance of welcoming pilgrims, to raise awareness of the importance of issuing Hajj permits, to warn pilgrims of possible negative behaviors during Hajj, and finally, thank-you for Hajj employees and to pilgrims for their commitment to guidance.

The number of pilgrims who arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport reached about 95,000 by early on Sunday, an increase of 7.6 percent on the same period last year.

The number of pilgrims remaining in Madinah until Saturday evening reached 194,005, compared to 164,896 on the same day of the pilgrimage last year.

Source – Arab news