The Pakistan embassy in New Delhi has started issuing visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims who want to participate in the Pakistan-India Nagar Kirtan, which would start on Oct.28 in New Delhi and reach Janam Astana Shri Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) on Oct.31.
Due to climate change, conditions of heat and humidity in the areas of Saudi Arabia where the Hajj takes place could worsen to the point that people start experiencing harmful health effects, researchers said.
Local media reports quoted Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al Rabiah as saying that participantion in the Hajj season be linked to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, considering it the main condition for participation.
There is no power that can detach the connection between humans and Supreme Almighty. As Muslim pilgrims converged on Thursday on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat for the climax of this year’s Hajj, the matchless spiritual connection could be felt strongly.
Ever since the US installed a pro-Iran Shia fundamentalist-dominated regime in Iraq in 2003, Baghdad has struggled to balance ties with Washington and regional rival Tehran while striving for independence from both.
The two individuals hailed from Kuwait, but failed to disclose to Saudi border control officials that the male was previously in Iran, the ministry noted.
The Ministry added on Tuesday that the resolution includes Saudis and residents inside the Kingdom, the GCC citizens, and visitors from abroad with various types of visas, provided that they are approved to be vaccinated through the “Tawakalna” app.
The sun was perpendicular to the Kaaba at 12:18pm on Saturday for the first time this year, SPA reported. This made the shadow of Holy Kaaba disappear from all the four sides, surprising many pilgrims present during that time.
Pilgrims to Makkah this year must be under age 65 and fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.