Two holy mosques to have reserve imams

By ARAB NEWS

MADINAH: The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is considering the appointment of reserve imams in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to correct the accredited imams when they make mistakes in Tilawah (recitation of the Qur’an) and to replace them in case of any emergency, local daily Al-Watan reported Friday.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Hossain, president of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, said the suggestions he had received recently on the need to appoint reserve imams were highly important.

He, however, said not only is there a need for such appointments, there’s a need to formulate a mechanism and a schedule that the imams of the two holy mosques should follow. “This (the mechanism and schedule) would be announced in the coming few days,” he added.

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File photo shows worshippers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

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