Sharjah Hosts Informative Seminar on Hajj Preparation

June 11, 2024 / 10:45 AM
Sharjah24: The Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Sharjah Civil Defense, and the University Hospital in Sharjah, organized an educational seminar titled "Hajj Step by Step" at the Department's theatre in Al Rahmaniya district. The seminar was attended by pilgrims departing to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
This annual educational program, overseen by the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah, stems from its noble mission to spread religious awareness and educate Muslims about their religious affairs and rituals correctly. The aim is to educate pilgrims and campaign leaders on what they should do during their time in the holy places, especially concerning rituals.

The educational program covered three main aspects, including the religious aspect and precautionary health guidance for pilgrims, as well as security and safety measures for pilgrims during the Hajj season. Dr. Abdullah Mansour, Deputy Director of the Preaching and Fatwa Department at the Department, presented the religious aspect. Attendees learned about the regulations, virtues, conditions, and pillars of Hajj, as well as received detailed explanations of how to perform Hajj rituals and the guidance pilgrims should follow to prepare for the journey, as well as prohibitions and mistakes that pilgrims should avoid.

The preventive aspect was presented by First Assistant Mohammed Fadel Al Abdouli from the Sharjah Civil Defense, who discussed the security, safety, and preventive measures that pilgrims and campaign leaders should consider during their stay in the holy lands.

The health aspect was covered by Dr. Lamiaa Abduljabbar from the Ministry of Health and Prevention and health educator Toujan Adel from the University Hospital in Sharjah. They provided a range of preventive tips and guidance to avoid health problems that pilgrims may face during the Hajj season, as well as preventive treatment methods, especially for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.

On the sidelines of the seminar, the Department distributed copies of the Quran, along with awareness bags containing informational booklets and brochures about Hajj rituals. Additionally, the clinic affiliated with the University Hospital in Sharjah conducted medical examinations for pilgrims, particularly for diabetes and hypertension patients, and provided them with health advice and guidance to ensure their safety during the pilgrimage.

Abdullah Khalifa Yarouf Al Sabousi, Director of the Department of Islamic Affairs, stated that this educational seminar is part of the Department's awareness program for the current Hajj season, which has been comprehensively designed to prepare and educate pilgrims about Hajj rituals through intensive lectures and courses. This includes two courses for women titled "In the Realm of Pilgrimage," presented by Dr. Sameera Al Shezawi, Head of the Women's Preaching Department at the Department, in addition to issuing a number of informational booklets and brochures. The Department also organizes lectures and scientific lessons in the mosques of the Emirate on the virtues of deeds in the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

He pointed out that the Department, as part of its efforts to facilitate Hajj for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the educational lessons and courses held by the Department, assigned a number of preachers to answer pilgrims' inquiries and questions in the departure hall at Sharjah International Airport. Additionally, they distributed educational bags containing informational booklets and brochures about Hajj rituals. These bags include a variety of brochures and informational booklets about Hajj rituals.

Al Sabousi further explained that the Department organises home visits to a number of elderly citizens heading to the holy lands through Sharjah campaigns to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. A delegation from the Department visits them at their homes to answer all inquiries related to performing the rituals and explain them in a simple manner.
June 11, 2024 / 10:45 AM

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