World Bulletin / News Desk
The sermon of congregational Friday prayers at the Ka'bah in Mecca, Islam's holiest site, has been delivered with live translations for the first time.
The Arabic sermon was translated into English and Urdu for non-Arabic speakers, who were given earphones to listen to the sermon in their chosen language as it was being read.
The new scheme, which is currently being tested at the holy mosque in Mecca, may soon make its way to the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site.
Transmitting the live translations via FM frequencies, the imam used the opportunity to promote Saudi King Abdullah's new charity campaign for Syrians affected by the country's civil war.Last Mod: 01 Mart 2014, 13:56