The General Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Affairs has appointed 300 women officials to cope with the increasing number of women pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Ramadan.
The Supervisor of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Khaled Al-Subaie said the women guides in the Grand Mosque undertook the task of enlightening women visitors on religious rites in Ramadan.
They instruct the visitors on how the visitors should conduct themselves in the mosque. They also take the women entering the mosque to the place reserved for women.
Al-Subaie added that 151 women guides were working in four shifts at various locations in the mosque including the courtyards.
They checked the women visitors at the gates both day and night. While 20 guides supervised the cleaning operations in the women’s area including the toilets in two shifts, 10 guides took care of the copies of the Holy Qur’an kept in the women’s section.
Another 20 guides worked in the courtyards to see that women did not pray on passages and walkways. They also seated the women in lines and corrected the rows in the courtyards, he said.