Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, June 25, 2023

Hajj pilgrims to flock into Mina tonight after performing Tawaf Al-Qudum

Hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims began completing the ritual of Tawaf Al-Qudum (Tawaf of Arrival), on Sunday. Before entering into Mina on Monday, the Day of Tarwiyah, to mark the commencement of the yearly pilgrimage of Hajj.

Beginning from Sunday night, a sizable number of pilgrims would travel to Mina, which is located approximately 5 km from the Makkah Grand Mosque, to spend the Day of Tarwiyah in tents. In Mina, pilgrims offer reduced versions of the Dhuhr, Asr, and Isha prayers at the appropriate times. While the Maghrib prayer is offered as normal and cannot be shortened.

- The pilgrims would spend the day and night in their tents praying and making supplications. They leave Mina on Tuesday after offering the Fajr prayer and travel to Arafat for the 'wuqoof Arafat' rite, one of the four pillars of Hajj, which symbolizes the peak of their annual journey. See Also : A simple guide of Hajj pilgrimage

Domestic pilgrims must carry their Digital cards on their smartphones :

Domestic pilgrims from Saudi Arabia must take their digital cards with them on their smartphones and present them to security personnel when entering Makkah and travelling around the holy sites. This was announced by the Coordination Council for Companies and Establishments for Domestic Pilgrims.

The Council advised all establishments to inform pilgrims to download the Nusuk application and activate the digital card through it after the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued an urgent directive in this regard to all Hajj service companies and establishments for domestic pilgrims.

- All domestic pilgrims must utilize the digital card by downloading it to their smartphones, the council highlighted. As a requirement for accessing the Grand Mosque in Makkah and moving around the holy sites, the ministry ordered that all domestic pilgrims comply with the direction to obtain a smart card. Read : The blessed day of Arafah

- The council stressed that it is essential for the domestic pilgrims to be ready to display their card upon request.

1.8 Million Hajj visas issued this Year 2023 (1444 AH) :

1.8 million Hajj e-visas have been issued by Saudi Arabia for the current Hajj season in 2023 (1444 AH), according to the deputy minister for Umrah and Hajj, Dr Abdulfattah Mashat.

- Dr. Mashat stated that success is determined by three factors: security, safety, and health, during a news conference held by the Saudi Journalists Association branch in Makkah on Saturday.

- He continued by saying that the managerial and organizational efforts for the Hajj create the ideal setting for the pilgrims to conduct the rituals conveniently and comfortably. Most Viewed : Few interesting facts about Hajj

- The deputy Hajj and Umrah minister also commended technology as a lifeline for the Ministry across all of its operational fields.

- Additionally, he pointed out that five locations had been designated for the transportation of pilgrims from Mina to the Grand Mosque along predetermined routes. Like and Follow Saudi Expatriates on Facebook

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