Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Holds Hajj Annual Press Conference 3 Arafat, outskirts of Makkah

الثلاثاء 1432/12/5 هـ الموافق 2011/11/01 م واس
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Prince Naif refuted reports that the Saudi treasury benefits from Hajj revenues, confirming that "not even a penny was levied by the Saudi treasury".
Without mentioning figures, our country pours plenty of money, to improve the infrastructure of Hajj with the aim to facilitate the ritual for Muslims coming for Hajj, minor Hajj (Umrah) or visit to the Prophet's mosque, he said, citing the revenues of Al-Mashaer (sacred places on the outskirts of Makkah) train are used on the maintenance of the train.
The Crown Prince rejected the comparison between the organization of the world soccer cup finals and Hajj, stating that organizers of such international football events will have each a grace of more than two years while Hajj is a yearly event.
Asked about what kind of penalties awaiting Hajj instruction violators, the Minister of Interior said he would not think about it as everybody is now either coming to worship or to provide service to worshippers. However, whoever dares to breach this sacred ritual, should expect the punishment stated in our constitution: the holy Quran and Prophet's Sunnah (sayings and deeds), he added.
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