King Salman has announced that he will pay the costs of the sacrificial animals (Hady) for all the 6,500 pilgrims, being hosted within the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah this year.
The announcement was made by Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al ash-Sheikh, the General Supervisor of the Secretariat of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests' Program.
He said the grant covers all the program's guests, including pilgrims from Palestine, families of martyrs of the terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques, pilgrims from Sudan, families and relatives of the martyrs of the Yemeni National Army, as well as guests of the general program from 79 countries around the world.
The minister explained that King Salman's initiative to cover the costs of sacrificial animals for his guests is not surprising, as it is an extension of his generous support for all Muslims. He noted that this continued generosity confirms the king's keenness to provide his fellow Muslims with all their needs.
Source: International Islamic News Agency