Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP

Saudi appoints 10 women in senior religious roles in rare show of female empowerment

  • The women were appointed in the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina across various departments
  • The recruitment drive was aimed at ‘empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities’

Topic |   Saudi Arabia
Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP
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