1998 News Story

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques arrives in Makkah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz arrived in Makkah today in order to spend the last ten days of Ramadan there, to share these days with Muslims from both within the Kingdom and outside it, especially those who are performing Umrah [the lesser pilgrimage].   It is King Fahd's custom to do this each year, and to follow up on the services and facilities provided to those performing Umrah, a pilgrimage which is just as important as that of the Hajj.