Saudi Arabia puts strict limit on number of hajj pilgrims this year

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Saudi Arabia puts strict limit on number of hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia puts a strict limit on the number of hajj pilgrims this year

Saudi Arabia puts strict limits on the number of hajj pilgrims this year. The Saudi government has announced that only people living in Saudi Arabia. They will be able to perform the Hajj this year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
 
A report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency says… only those currently living in Saudi Arabia can perform the Hajj. The report quoted the Saudi Ministry of Health as saying that… foreign Muslims living in Saudi Arabia can also perform Hajj.
The Saudi government says it has decided to limit the number of pilgrims during the Hajj. Due to the spread of the coronavirus. But, it has also said that security measures will have guaranteed for pilgrims. And organizers during the Hajj this year.
Saudi Arabia will allow only a small number of Muslims already in the country.
 
Saudi Arabia will allow only a small number of Muslims already in the country. And to make the Hajj pilgrimage this year to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
 
He said that Hajj has decided for this year. This will have done so that a very limited number of pilgrims. Also have different nationalities already residing in Saudi Arabia can do. So,” the government said in a statement issued to the state news agency on Monday.
Saudi Arabia puts a strict limit on the number of hajj pilgrims this year
The government added that the decision to restrict the Hajj has made. Because of the rapid rise in the number of cases around the world. Also, they have the risk of spreading the virus in crowded gatherings. where it is difficult to maintain social distance.
The announcement did not provide details about the exact number of people. who will have allowed performing the Hajj or how they will have selected.

More than 2.5 million people visit each year, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

Organizers of other major events, such as the Tokyo Olympics, have forced to postpone them. but the Hajj has to take place at a specific time and place.
 
One of the basic tenets of Islam, Hajj is a once in a lifetime obligation… for all persons with disabilities who can afford it.
During a week-long journey beginning in late July this year, pilgrims pray in the Great Mosque of Mecca. And Also have visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. These rituals end with Eid al-Adha, a symbol of the end of Eid Hajj. When pilgrims slaughter sheep, cows, and camels.

Some Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, have already announced that… they do not intend to send delegations this year.

Saudi Arabia puts strict limit on number of hajj pilgrims this year
Sweepers were evacuating the area around the Kaaba in Makkah early in Ramadan. when strict restrictions on COVID 19 have imposed, Getty Images reported.
 The state last March advised Muslims to try to delay the organization of the pilgrimage… until further notice about the extent of the outbreak.
A month ago, the government suspended Umrah, known as a minor pilgrimage. Also, the virus could run all year round.
Saudi Arabia allowed all companies to reopen on Sunday… after the state lifted its month-long shutdown. But officials say Umrah and international travel will remain banned until further notice. More than 160,000 confirmed cases and 1,307 deaths have reported in the country so far.
Saudi Arabia puts strict limit on number of hajj pilgrims
The loss of revenue from Hajj and Umrah has estimated at about one billion a year. Putting further pressure on the Saudi economy. which is already reeling from low oil prices and epidemics. The bar has shaken.
 
The kingdom, where the king’s official title is “Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques”, is proud to have Muslims… traveling from all over the world for these rituals.
His decision to perform the Hajj has welcomed by Islamic and international organizations. because the world is suffering from the disease, officials said. The decision has made by the Council of Senior Academic… the country’s highest religious authority.