Saudi Arabia launches Islamic lessons in Chinese language
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has launched Islamic lessons in Chinese language in the two Holy Mosques Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid Al-Nabawi (PBUH), Saudi press agency reported.
Saleh Al-Rashedi, director of the General Presidency Department, said that Islamic lessons are now available in 14 languages: English, Urdu, French, Hausa, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Persian, Russian and Borneo.
The translation department of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has overseen the translations, he said.
Al-Rashedi added that the aim of the project is to help non-Arabic speakers who attend the classes at Masjid Al-Haram.
He informed that over 7,000 people use the services every month, either through simultaneous translation of lessons, or via quotes published General Presidency’s social media.
According to the report, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has recently launched a short film ‘The Journey of a Lifetime’ to educate the pilgrims about the Hajj rituals.