Mariah Mirghani – Pic courtesy : Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.
Jeddah, Dhu-Al-Hijjah 7, 1438 H., Aug 29, 2017, SPA — The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud instructed here Tuesday to accommodate in an over-aged Indonesian pilgrim called Maryam Mirghani Mohammed, with her two companions.
The pilgrim, who is 104 years old, shall be included in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program, in recognition of her frail health conditions and to provide here with full care, in line with the royal instruction.
The centenarian and her two companions received a warm welcome at the Jeddah King Abdulaziz International airport, when they arrived last week.
Interviewed by the Saudi TV, Maryam thanked the Saudi officials for their support.
Most Indonesian pilgrims are elderly, and their age poses health risks.
So far, 122 Indonesian pilgrims have died this year, said the Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry in Jakarta. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)