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Hajj sermon can be heard in Bengali

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  • 02 July, 2022 22:41:14

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News Desk: Sermon on the day of Arafah given during the holy Hajj, an important day for the followers of Islam. This time Hajj sermon will be broadcast and published in 14 languages ​​including Bengali. The Saudi government has decided to convey the message of restraint and tolerance to the widest possible audience. According to Arab News, the Hajj sermon will be delivered from the Namirah Mosque in Makkah on Friday (July 6) on the day of Arafat. In addition to the original sermon in Arabic, live translations will be broadcast from the official website of Saudi Arabia. Last year, the sermons were broadcast in English, French, Malay, Urdu, Persian, Russian, Chinese, Bengali, Turkish and Hausa. The four newly added languages ​​are Spanish, Indian, Swahili and Tamil. Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency of the two holy mosques, said the Saudi leadership was providing endless support for the development of the Masjid al-Haram and the services of the Nawabi in the mosque. The live translation of the Arafah Day Sermon is entering its fifth year. This live translation project takes a stand against violence, extremism and terrorism. He added that the sermon was initially translated into two languages. Later 5 and 10 translations were done in phases. In that series, the sermon will be broadcast in 14 languages ​​in the form of translation. Al-Sudais said the translation project aims to convey to the world the message of justice, fairness, tolerance and moderate Islam. In addition to human rights and the teachings of Islam, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) confirmed the elimination of racism and sectarianism. The last time 2.5 million worshipers gathered in Saudi for the holy Hajj in 2019. The Corona epidemic began that year. After that, the Saudi government organized Hajj in 2020 with only one thousand worshipers following strict health rules. Hajj was closed for two years due to the epidemic. Then in 2022, Saudi Arabia welcomes foreign pilgrims again. "We are delighted to be able to receive guests from outside the country after a two-year hiatus due to the epidemic," Hajj Minister Mohammed al-Bijawi told state-run television Al-Ekhbaria. Earlier, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that one million people would take part in this year's Hajj. Of this, 85 percent will be allowed for foreigners, which means 6 lakh 50 thousand. And there will be 1 lakh 50 thousand domestic pilgrims. The ministry has set some conditions for foreign pilgrims for this year's Hajj. This includes not allowing people over the age of 65. Those who take part in the Hajj must be vaccinated with two doses of corona.

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