Praise be to God that His grace is righteous and peace and blessings upon our Prophet who is sent with guidance, rightness and evidence.
One of the greatest blessings that we must thank Allah for, is that He blessed us with being born on this holy land, neighboring His sanctuary, the land of His revelation and the grave of his Prophet, peace and blessings upon him. Allah blessed us with the holy land, the Grand Mosque and the hometown of the Blessed Prophet. Allah honored us with serving these sanctuaries, caring for the pilgrims and exerting the utmost efforts in order to achieve that.
The rulers of Saudi Arabia, since its founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud – may Allah bless his soul – were keen to mobilize all energy and exert all efforts in order to facilitate everything to serve these sanctuaries, improve performance and make the pilgrimage season a success, whether Hajj, Umrah pilgrimages or visits. Pilgrims service has always and will always be an honor that KSA boasts of, as rulers, government and people. It suffices that the highest rank in KSA is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who keeps working – together with his subordinates – and exerting every effort to make the visit of pilgrims to this holy land a comfortable one and facilitate the hardships they face in performing their pilgrimage and rituals.
With the increasing flow of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage and visits, there was a continuous endeavor to achieve improvement, development and enhancement, utilizing the highest thoughts, capabilities and capacities so as to realize safety, comfort, wellbeing and security for each and every Umrah and Hajj pilgrim or visitor.
The establishment of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institution for Hajj and Umrah Researches under UQU was one of the fruits of these blessed works, personal care and continuous support extended by the rulers – may Allah protect them. The Institution was keen – all through its years – to exert the utmost efforts and employ the highest capabilities and scientific efficiencies, enlightened researchers to study the issues of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages and everything relating to them, hence developing proposals, solutions and innovations that would contribute to serving pilgrims and visitors of this holy land so as to realize the goals and aspirations of KSA in serving these sanctuaries.
The Institution with its various departments, numerous units, distinguished rank, and scientific forums is considered an integrated system as well as a leading scientific consultation reference that offered numerous projects that were both accepted and executed. Hence, it contributed actively to developing the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages and visits, besides improving the rendered quality services that are in line with state of the art technology, media and innovations so as to manage the largest human gathering that meets annually from the four corners of the earth within a few days.
Allah bless our Prophet, his family and his companions
Dean of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institution for Hajj and Umrah Research