New device to facilitate Haj pilgrims

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Dubai, Sep 28 (UNI) A new electronic device, which helps Haj pilgrims in performing various rituals of the holiest pilgrimage of Islam, is now on sale in the Saudi markets.

The small device, which can be fixed to the 'ihram' (clothing worn during performing Haj) contains some supplications to be used during 'Tawaf' (circumambulating the Ka'aba) and Sa'y (the ritual of hastening between the hills of Al Safa and Al Marwa).

The device has been called Makkah Mutawef Electronic Device.

The inventor, Dr Abdullah Khalid Al Rasheed, a paediatric neurologist said there is one button for Tawaf and another for Sa'y. The buttons can be paused and played, Gulf News reported.

Dr Al Rasheed pointed out that the aim behind his invention was to guide Haj and Umrah performers to the right way of doing their rituals.

He said the device, which was initially launched in Arabic language, would also be brought out in English, Urdu, Turkish and Bahasa Malayu languages.


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