Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Saudi announces Thursday and Friday as Arafat and Eid days

 The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has announced that the standing on the plain of Arafat for this year’s hajj will be on Thursday next week while sallah would be observed on Friday.  

The court has also announced today, Wednesday as the first day of the lunar month of Dhul Hijjah.

The Director of Public Security General SAEED BIN ABDULLAH AL-QAHTANI said in a statement that the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince AHMAD BIN ABDUL AZIZ  will on Saturday inspect the preparations for this year’s Hajj season.

He said already some one point four million pilgrims from one hundred and sixty countries have arrived for the Hajj.

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