Every Muslim wants to have the happiness of Hajj once in a lifetime. Every year millions of Pakistanis have been enjoying the blessings of Hajj. Last year, however, due to the Corona epidemic, the Saudi government restricted the Hajj to people living in the kingdom. This year, Pakistanis will be allowed to perform Hajj. However, it is disappointing that only 50,000 Pakistanis will be able to achieve this happiness.
The rest of the millions will have to wait until next year to achieve this great happiness. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said in a statement that only 50,000 Pakistanis would be able to perform the Hajj this year. He said the Saudi government had decided to reduce the number of pilgrims due to the growing spread of the coronavirus. Has gone Pilgrims will take all necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
The management of the two holy shrines has provided more than forty electronic facilities for Umrah pilgrims and worshipers, one of which is the large size digital screens. According to Saudi media, more than 50 digital screens have been installed at various places in Masjid al-Haram. The purpose of which is to facilitate and guide local and foreign worshipers and Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
The size of the screens installed in Haram Miki is 36 square meters while the screens installed in the courtyards are relatively small in size which is 25 square meters. These digital screens display a variety of messages in multiple languages, depending on the occasion. For this purpose, a digital screen monitoring agency has been set up in which experts in different languages translate messages into their respective languages that appear on the screens.
According to the administration, on these screens are written words of welcome for the visitors, in addition to congratulations on the great happiness of visiting the Haram Miki and also instructions and messages based on precautionary measures related to Corona. And for the convenience of visitors, telephone numbers are also available which people can contact to get information or give their complaints and suggestions.
It should be noted that 40 new digital services have been provided on Al-Harmain app, thanks to which Umrah pilgrims and worshipers in Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi will be able to watch and listen to Friday sermons. You will be able to see the scenes of the five prayers live. The etiquette and rules of pilgrimage will be easily understood in various international languages. The General Presidency has also introduced the ‘Arshadni’ service.
Through this, guidance can be obtained for going to any place in Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi. Where to go, where to pray. Where are the wheelchairs and gift cabins? All this information can be obtained from the Mutamroon app. The Minaret al-Harmain platform has also been introduced. Lessons will be easily used. There is also a facility for religious questions and answers.