British Haj Delegation launched in UK
LONDON — The British Haj Delegation (BHD), a new charitable organization, was launched at the Islamic Cultural Centre in London on September 29. The new organization is headed by Lord Adam Patel, the former leader of the official British Haj Delegation from 2001-2009. Since 2010 the British government had been sending a British consular delegation responsible for the pilgrims.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Dubayan, Director General of the Islamic Cultural Centre, welcomed the new organization and cited the remarkable initiative by the British Muslim community to help Hajis. He said that as far as he knew, there was no similar organization in Germany, France, Italy, Spain or any other country in Europe. He also said that it was now the Muslim community’s task to continue this initiative and to let it flourish and develop.
On behalf of the British Muslim community, Dr. Dubayan acknowledged the efforts of the Saudi Embassy in the UK for tackling problems related to the facilitation of the Hajis. He also appreciated the continuous support of Abdul Rahman Al-Aneezi, Counsellor of the Saudi Embassy in UK.