Awqaf General Secretariat Grants USD 600,000 to Illegal Residents Planning Hajj

Acting deputy general secretary of awqaf General Secretariat Musaed Al- Rakhis

Kuwait, MINA – Awqaf General Secretariat announced on Saturday that it granted KD 200,000 (USD 600,000) to illegal residents planning to perform the hajj, said the acting deputy general secretary, Musaed Al-Rakhis.

The sum, which was delivered to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, would be given to pilgrimage expeditions to help this segment of the faithful cope with the hajj expenses, KUNA reported, ciiting Al-Rakhis in a statement.

The secretariat, in the past, donated KD 100,000 (USD 300,000) to this segment of the society to cover DNA print costs. Up to 9,580 had benefited from this financial aid.

It has also aided students of limited income families to pay school fees, he said, indicating that illegal residents received some of this assistance too.

Al-Rakhis urged citizens willing to contribute to the donation to contact the secretariat.

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Mohammad Al-Jabri, has recently declared that the secretariat and Al-Zakat House

together earmarked KD 300,000 (some USD 900,000) to pilgrims from the illegal residents’ community. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)