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April 28, 2022
JEDDAH: Worshipers packed out Makkah’s Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah for prayers on the eve of the 27th day of Ramadan.
The night, considered by many as Laylatul Qadr — a blessed Islamic night — sees visitors to the Two Holy Mosques fill most of the spaces reserved for prayers.
Mosque authorities said they had plans in place for the increase in numbers to the mosques, which are Islam’s first and second holiest sites.
The eve of the 29th day of Ramadan is another busy time for organizers as imams conclude the reading of the Qur’an, which they began on the first day of the holy month.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said it was ready to receive an increase of pilgrims, visitors and residents of Madinah and Makkah, through an integrated field plan from all departments using developed mechanisms and programs.
The presidency said it has prepared the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and the Grand Mosque in Makkah to accommodate the expected influx of visitors and worshipers and provide them with the best round-the-clock services.
“The presidency was keen to make the necessary arrangements to maintain the safety and comfort of visitors and to ensure they have a pleasant experience filled with remembrance, worship and serenity,” it said in a statement published by Saudi Press Agency.
The agency increased the number of male and female employees who directly supervise the provision of services to visitors and worshipers, including ZamZam water, and ensure passageways are not overcrowded and worshippers can access the prayer sites with ease.