The Agency of General Presidency for the Prophet’s Mosque Affairs in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, has appointed six interpreters to translate Friday sermons into the Hausa language as well as in French, English, Urdu, Chichewa, and Turkish.
The translated version of the sermons would be broadcast on various FM radio frequencies, including Hausa (107.2FM), English (105.5FM), Urdu (105FM), Chichewa (99FM), French (99.5FM), and Turkish (107FM).
Abdullah Al-Hattab, director of the translation department at the Prophet’s Mosque, said that about 300,000 pilgrims and visitors had already benefited from the translation services.
He said the project would enable a vast number of worshippers from diverse backgrounds to understand the important messages.
The broadcast is also being made accessible through the online website of the project.
“Instant translation devices are also being distributed among worshippers in this regard. All of the devices are sterilized to ensure health safety,” he said.
“The project is considered as a major achievement and a quantum leap in the nature and quality of the services offered at the Prophet’s Mosque to assist and welcome visitors, worshippers and Muslims from all around the world,” he added.