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Saudi Arabia allows marriage ceremonies at Grand Mosque, Masjid Nabawi

10:00 PM | 28 Jan, 2024
Saudi Arabia allows marriage ceremonies at Grand Mosque, Masjid Nabawi

RIYADH - Saudi authorities have granted permission for the conducting of marriage contracts at Islam's two holiest sites – the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

The initiative, launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, seeks to facilitate well-organized wedding ceremonies with comfort and ease besides enabling event organizers to develop innovative ideas for organizing such events while maintaining reverence for the sanctity of the holy places.

As far as the Islamic injunctions are concerned, clerics cite an example from the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad's (PBUH) life as he officiated a companion's nuptial rite at a mosque.

Conducting marriage ceremonies at the Prophet's Mosque is already a common practice among locals in Medina but the government has now officially permitted it.

The permission to contract marriage at Mecca and Medina's holy sites aligns with ongoing initiatives to enrich the experiences of millions of Muslims who visit these locations annually for Umrah and to explore Islamic landmarks.

The move reflects Saudi Arabia's commitment to providing new and meaningful opportunities for visitors while upholding the sanctity of these revered sites.

It bears mentioning that the government of Saudi Arabia is introducing sweeping reforms in the kingdom and is apparently relaxing the water-tight rules. The kingdom is also exploring the option of utilizing air taxis for transporting pilgrims though official confirmation in this regard is awaited.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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