Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guest Program Uzbek Pilgrims Say It Attracts People from All over the Islamic World

Makkah: Pilgrims guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Program for Hajj, Umrah, and Visit from Uzbekistan have stressed that the program has become a global platform that makes it easy for people from the Islamic world to perform Hajj and Umrah, and serves as an international bridge for communication among scientific, religious, intellectual, economic, and media figures.

Uzbek diplomat Abdulrafiq Hashim said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Program for Hajj and Umrah provides high-quality services, such as reception, accommodation and hospitality, healthcare, tours and visits, and easy visas and travel procedures. It is a global humanitarian project that has enabled those who dream of performing Hajj to fulfill their wishes, he said.

Hashim added that during his term as a consul of his country in Jeddah, between 2002 and 2006, he became acquainted with the values, customs, and heritage of the Saudi society. He found respect for communities of all backgrounds, races, and nationalities,
as well as generous hospitality.

He mentioned participating in the washing of the Kaaba ceremony, entering it, and praying there.

Hashim also witnessed the passion, attention, and dedication of the Kingdom’s leadership and citizens in all cities to serving and caring for the holy sites and visitors to the Grand Mosque.

Pilgrim Shakir Atakhanov expressed happiness for being in the Kingdom to perform Hajj for the first time.

“I cannot describe my feelings as I witness the exceptional reception and see the joy in the eyes of the Saudi people as they welcome pilgrims,” he said.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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