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Most pilgrims live in tent villages during their stay in the holy city. It is an enormous task to feed them all, provide sanitation and places to sleep, and even to communicate with people coming from foreign countries. Medical and first-aid facilities must also be provided, and the pilgrims must be guided through the many steps of the hajj, as the pilgrimage is called. The House of Saud is very proud to be the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad. Its members see their responsibility for assisting the pilgrims on the hajj as a God-given duty.
The House of Saud is very proud to be the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad. Its members see their responsibility for assisting the pilgrims on the hajj as a God-given duty. At the same time, visiting pilgrims provide an important source of income for the people of the Jiddah-Mecca-Medina area. STATUS OF WOMEN One of the striking observations a first-time visitor to Saudi Arabia would notice is the status of its women. The country has restricted women’s rights to the degree that it has raised concerns among international human rights organizations for many years.
However, there are a few aquifers under the bone-dry interior of Saudi Arabia, where water may have been stored since prehistoric times. Other aquifers are supplied by waters that have fallen in the coastal mountains hundreds of miles away from where they eventually pool. It has taken hundreds of years for the water to move that far. Most of the aquifers of the Life in the Desert interior are in pockets on either side of the S-shaped ridges that extend across the center of the country. The capital, Riyadh, is a city that was built over such an aquifer.