1999 News Story

Hajj Ministry Issues Book on Centennial

The Minister of Pilgrimage [Hajj] has issued a book on the occasion of the 100th anniversary [in the Hijrah calendar] of the event that led to the founding of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The 72-page book has been written by Hajj Minister Dr. Mahmoud Safar, who urges Muslims to benefit from the season of Hajj to enhance the pillars of their solidarity. The book includes chapters on cooperation amongst Muslims, Saudi Arabia's role in realizing this, the goals and regulations governing the pilgrimage, and enlightenment of the pilgrims.