A celebration of Sudanese pilgrims’ farewell to the Holy Land

Yesterday evening, the first symbolic celebration of the Sudanese pilgrims who performed the Hajj pilgrimage was held for the year 1444 Hijri and in solidarity with the people of the Sudan.

The ceremony included prophetic anthems and streams and tributes to some of the Sudanese princes of Afwaj al-Hajj.

The head of the center “707” in Mina, who witnessed the program of celebration of Mr. Riyad Ahmed Iraqi, said in a press statement that the purpose of the celebration was to bring joy to the guests of Rahman from Sudanese pilgrims who had experienced difficult conditions and suffered greatly to reach the Holy Land.

He added that the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has directed full support to provide distinctive services to the pilgrims of the Sudan and to overcome all the difficulties that stand in their way.

Riyad noted that the simple celebration was also aimed at demonstrating the cultural customs of the people of Mecca, which God honored.

The Chairman of the Sudan Pilgrims Executive Council, Mr. Zuhair Salem Bandaghi, explained that the celebration was intended to make Sudan pilgrims feel that they are in their second homeland of Saudi Arabia and that the Saudi people participate in the Sudanese people’s current conditions.

He pointed out that the number of pilgrims that Mashraq Diamond Company had the honour to serve this year was “12660”, a Hajj and a need, and the success of the public sector, “11660”, the private sector, “1000” Hajj and a need.

For his part, the representative of the Minister of Religious Affairs and Waqf Yasser Hassan Khader thanked the Mashraq Diamond Company, which had served the Sudanese pilgrims this year, for its kind initiative in organizing this symbolic ceremony, which reflects the deep links between the Saudi and Sudanese peoples.

He sincerely thanked the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for its care and solidarity with the pilgrims of the Sudan and for their difficulties.

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