|22 August, 2019

Panel to study proposed changes laws to regulate Haj, Umrah procedures in Kuwait

The law states that committee will reach a legal opinion in this regard in order to develop it by submitting the amendments required to expedite development

Image used for illustrative purpose. Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 24, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 24, 2015.

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KUWAIT CITY - Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Fahad Al-Shu’ala has formed a committee to study the proposed amendments to the bylaws and laws that regulate Hajj and Umrah procedures, reports Al- Qabas daily.

According to sources, the committee is headed by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fareed Emadi and has nine members including representatives of Hajj Caravans Union.

The law states that committee will study the bylaws regulating the Hajj law and reach a legal opinion in this regard in order to develop it by submitting the amendments required to expedite development.

The sources indicated that the committee will submit to the minister Al-Shua’la a number of mechanisms to reduce the prices, adding that the aim of the amendments is to define a number of mechanisms that will make Hajj available for all especially the limited-income individuals based on arrangements with the Hajj Caravan Union and charity organizations.

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