Female Security Guards Deployed at Masjid Nabawi for Ramadan
Saudi govt. deploys female security guards at Masjid Nabawi for the upcoming Ramadan. Recently, two non-Muslim women were spotted at one of the holiest places for Muslims, Masjid Nabawi, resulting in these new measures. The Saudi Arabian government has taken measures to ensure the safety and comfort of Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.
According to Gulf News, the General Presidency for Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque, an agency responsible for managing Islam’s two holiest sites, is planning to introduce female security personnel at the Prophet Mohammed’s Mosque in Medina.
This initiative aims to enhance the services and improve security measures and facilities during the upcoming Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which is scheduled to begin in late March. This move is especially crucial as Umrah pilgrims worldwide are expected to converge in large numbers during this period.
In a recent meeting with an operating company of the sacred site, several officials, including the head of the women’s security and safety department at the mosque, discussed ways to improve the services at the mosque. Introducing female security personnel is one of the key measures plans to implement.
The General Presidency for Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque is taking several steps to make Umrah more accessible for overseas Muslims. The agency has been working towards enhancing security and safety measures at the mosques in Makkah and Medina, which are the primary destinations for pilgrims.
The agency also reported that the personnel guided the two non-Muslim women who mistakenly entered the mosque and appreciated the mosque’s sanctity and message. As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the Saudi Arabian government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the Umrah and Hajj pilgrims have a safe and comfortable experience. Here’s a video of the incident.