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Gulf Today Report
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Friday announced the completion of the electronic resgistration of the pilgrims for this year’s Hajj.
Almost 60,000 pilgrims belonging to 150 countries from inside the kingdom have successfully registered electronically, said the ministry.
About 558,270 people had applied for registration which began on the 3rd of Dhul-Qa’dah 1442 (June 13, 2021) and ended on 28 Dhu-Qa’dah 1442 H (July 8, 2021).
Hajj pilgrims for this year are selected according to several conditions, including age, willingness to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures and preference was given to first timers.
The ministry has advised all pilgrims who have been granted Hajj permits to take the second vaccine dose.
All the holders of Hajj permit are not required to book for vaccination in advance.
Four reception centers set up by the ministry will receive pilgrims on the 7th and 8th of Dhul-Hijjah and from there they will be transported by buses to the Holy Mosque in Makkah.
After a hiatus of over two years, pilgrims at the grand mosque in Kaaba will be able to touch and kiss Holy Kaaba or Hajar Al Aswad (Black Stone).
It is the fervent desire of every Muslim in the world to perform Hajj or Umrah at least once in his or her life. The decision taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to allow people who are vaccinated is no doubt the biggest news of the year for all the
The religious rites will begin on Sunday. Only 60,000 fully vaccinated Saudi citizens and residents from more than 558,000 applicants have been chosen for the downsized pilgrimage.
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