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Saudi Arabia Distributes 1.8m Copies of Holy Quran to Pilgrims

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started on Tuesday distributing 1.879.352 copies of the Holy Quran as a gift from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to the departing pilgrims and to Hajj workers from various government sectors.

The copies of the Holy Quran will go to pilgrims departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport and Jeddah Islamic Port, as well as various land and sea ports, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

This move comes in line with the directives of King Salman. The copies of the Holy Quran are from the publications of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran. The copies come in various sizes, with translations into more than 77 languages.

On this occasion, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, extended his gratitude to King Salman and the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for their continuous support and care for Islam and Muslims, and for providing the best services to pilgrims.

The Saudi Minister said that the Ministry has started distributing the gift in accordance with the royal directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. This comes as a continuation of the great care and significant attention paid by the Saudi leadership to serve the Holy Quran, and aligns with the Kingdom’s mission and leadership in the Islamic world.

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