PM performs Umrah

19 Oct 2018, 10:16

NTV Online
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offers munajat after performing umrah at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Collected

Makkah, Saudi Arabia: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, performed holy ‘Umrah’ in Makkah on Thursday.  Sheikh Hasina first performed ‘tawaf’ around the holy Ka’bah Sharif and later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa.  She also offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the country’s people as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of the entire Muslim Ummah, reports the UNB. 

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and others accompanying the Prime Minister also performed Umrah.  Earlier, Sheikh Hasina arrived in Makkah from Jeddah by road.  The Prime Minister reached King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah after offering ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at Masjid-e-Nabawi in the holy city of Madinah on Wednesday night.

She also offered Esha prayers at the Masjid-e-Nabawi.  October 16, Sheikh Hasina arrived at Riyadh on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.  During her stay in Riyadh, the Prime Minister had meetings with the Saudi King, and Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

She also had a meeting with the Saudi business community, including leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC) and Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, there.  The Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Jeddah for home on Friday.