Saudi Arabia Launches Digital Platforms To Give the Entire World
a Window to View the Hajj
Chitral Times Report
Karachi / Jedda: The Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI)
of Saudi Arabia has launched two digital platforms in the lead-up
to the Hajj, which will provide information and insights to
pilgrims in Makkah, worldwide audiences and local and international
SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org conveys a message of compassion and
inclusion to the entire world, both near and far. It tells the
stories of the millions of pilgrims of every ethnicity, race,
colour, and culture, who undertake what is for many the height of
their spiritual lives. The platform provides an open window onto
their journeys and invites the world to learn and share in the true
values of Islam.
It complements the media portal www.Hajj2017.org which provides
information, updates and news about Hajj 2017. Through this portal,
journalists will be able to access and download media materials
such as images, infographics and press releases. The portal will
also allow users access to all official live stream channels.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and comprises a journey to
Makkah to perform religious rituals described in the Koran. Every
adult Muslim is obligated to make the pilgrimage at least once in
their lives provided that they are physically and financially able.
More than 1.5 million pilgrims have already arrived - in Saudi
Arabia and some 500,000 more pilgrims are expected to come to
perform Hajj, which starts on August 30 and ends on September 4.