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New Ramadan 2024 Iftar Rules Announced for Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saudi authorities have outlined specific regulations for individuals and groups wishing to offer Iftar meals to worshippers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during Ramadan 2024. These guidelines aim to ensure a smooth and organized experience for all.

Iftar Key points

  • Online application: Benefactors can now electronically choose their preferred location within the mosque to distribute Iftar meals.
  • Approved caterers: Only catering companies accredited by the Mecca mayoralty or food establishments authorized by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority can be contracted.
  • Meal limitations: Individual benefactors can provide a maximum of two Iftar “banquets,” while charitable organizations can offer up to ten.
  • Food specifications: Meals must be dry and consist of coreless dates, cake, pie, and juice. Specific packaging guidelines will be announced online shortly.

Enhancing the Ramadan experience

The General Authority for the Care of the Two Holy Mosques expects these new regulations to improve the experience for worshippers breaking their fast at the Grand Mosque. They aim to provide a high-quality and organized Iftar service throughout the holy month.

Additional information

  • Ramadan is expected to begin on March 11th, 2024.
  • This period traditionally coincides with the peak season for Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca.
  • Many pilgrims often travel to Medina after completing Umrah to visit the Prophet’s Mosque, Islam’s second holiest site.

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