The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, represented by the Directorate General of Information Technology, has launched the “Fatwa Robot” service.

The service aims at issuing religious rulings and consultations to pilgrims, in a move considered the first in the field of religious rulings and consultations. The service aims to bolster health protocols through social distancing.

This roaming service, currently in service at the Namirah and Grand Mosques, will allow for direct visual communication between pilgrims and a team of Muftis from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, and will facilitate the remote issuance of Fatwas in multiple languages.

Through this service, the Ministry has sought to apply the best international technological standards, in line with its commitment to Saudi Vision 2030, and to implement the health protocols inherent to this year’s Hajj.