Makkah’s Grand Mosque Implements Stringent  Guidelines for Ramadan Iftar Providers

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Makkah’s Grand Mosque Implements Stringent Guidelines for Ramadan Iftar Providers

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The General Authority for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque has introduced a rigorous application process for iftar meal service providers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Ramadan.

Providers must comply with specific conditions and standards, including electronic selection of meal locations and contracting with approved catering companies or Saudi Food and Drug Authority-endorsed entities. Individual philanthropists are limited to sponsoring two sufras, while charitable organizations and endowments may request up to 10 sufras. Meals must adhere to approved packaging conditions, and the presidency aims to enhance the visitor experience at the Grand Mosque during Ramadan.

Additionally, iftar services will be provided at the Prophet’s Mosque, with an expected distribution of over 8.5 million meals to fasting individuals.

Furthermore, Zamzam water services will cater to over 45 million beneficiaries, including the provision of 2.5 million bottles of Zamzam water and the setup of 18,000 Zamzam water coolers throughout the Prophet’s Mosque.

Moreover, 1,205 drinking water fountains have been prepared across the mosque’s external courtyards. The announcement follows the historic record of 13.55 million Umrah pilgrims in 2023, as revealed by Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq Al-Rabiah during the third Hajj and Umrah Expo last month.