Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, currently the Minister of Hajj and Umrah has inaugurated the 44th edition of the Grand Hajj Symposium.
Entitled as “Coexistence and Tolerance of Islam,” the two-day gathering was opened at the Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel, in the presence and participation of a group of scholars, writers, and intellectuals from inside and outside the Kingdom.
While addressing the ceremony, He told the audience that the symposium reflects the interest of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in spreading tolerance, peace, and amicability throughout the world.
He highlighted the efforts made and services provided by his ministry to benefit Hajj pilgrims throughout their stay in the Kingdom.
The minister said that the king is following with great interest the experiences of pilgrims, along with the ongoing development projects in Makkah, Madinah and the holy sites.
Thousands of Muslims from all around the world are reaching Saudi Arabia for the annual Islamic Mass gathering “Hajj.”
Muslim pilgrims from all over the world will begin performing Hajj from August 10.
However, Eid ul Azha in Saudi Arabia will be celebrated on the 11th of August.