Riyadh – Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance, launched the Tarassul programme for electronic transactions, a smart mosque project, and the branch’s electronic webpage.
In accordance with Saudi Vision 2030, it is part of the ministry’s attempts to keep up with technological advancement.
The directors of the branch’s administrative divisions and departments attended the ceremony of inauguration that was held at the ministry’s Makkah headquarters. Al-Sheikh observed a demonstration of the technical initiatives and their workings, which are a component of the ministry’s goal to support the Kingdom’s holy places.
By electronically receiving and tracking departmental services and incoming requests, the digital site Tarassul attempts to automate the work of the ministry’s branch.
With IT personnel working independently, this seeks to boost productivity and speed of completion to enable digital transformation. 3,000 queries were handled by Tarassul during its trial debut.
With touch screen and straightforward graphical user interfaces, the programme helps consumers save money and is simple to use.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, Al-Sheikh claimed that the Tarassul program, which connects the Makkah MoIA branch with the ministry, its governorates, and connected centers, assists the ministry in streamlining its work and assists residents in easily meeting their needs while in Makkah.
The initiative also provides the capability to automatically track and report any problems in the Grand Mosque by sending out notifications.
The programme can also generate statistical reports on usage trends and operational metrics. Through a mobile application that establishes wireless connections to mosque networks, Tarassul further provides monitoring and linking the state of mosques.
According to Al-Sheikh, the first smart mosque will be built in Makkah that uses cutting-edge technology in all of its fixtures, including lighting, air conditioning, and other components.
He stated that it is the Kingdom’s first experimental mosque and that it will act as the foundation for other digitization initiatives.
The opening of the digital portal, according to Al-Sheikh, establishes a connection between the branch and the ministry as well as between the branch and its governorates and affiliated centres. It also provides a messaging programme to assist the ministry in carrying out its duties.
The minister was given a briefing on the mosque’s amenities and services that are available to Umrah pilgrims and guests while on an inspection trip of Makkah’s Al-Tanaim Mosque on Saturday.