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Saudi Arabia deploys robots to enhance worship experience at Grand Mosque for Ramadan

In a bid to enhance the experience of worshippers during Ramadan at Islam’s most sacred site, Saudi authorities have introduced a fleet of guidance robots at the Grand Mosque.

These robots assist pilgrims in performing rituals and provide access to religious edicts, including interpretations in multiple languages. Users can also connect with clerics online to seek guidance.

Abdulrahman Al Sudais, Chief of the Presidency for Religious Affairs at the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, emphasized the significance of employing advanced technology to spread the message of moderate Islam worldwide.

The service, available in 11 languages, features a 21-inch touchscreen. Amidst the surge of Umrah pilgrims at the Grand Mosque since the beginning of Ramadan, Saudi authorities have implemented various measures to manage the crowds, including allocating specific areas for rituals and designating entry and exit gates to prevent overcrowding.

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