MECCA – Round sixty thousand pilgrims converged on Saudi Arabia’s Mina valley to start the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
In wake of the Covid pandemic, no international pilgrims have been allowed to carry out the Hajj for the second 12 months in a row whereas the variety of Saudi nationals has additionally been restricted to stem the unfold of novel illness.
The pilgrims all lined in two white sheets proceed to Mina because the annual ritual begins immediately. The ritual to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim, his spouse Hager and their noble son Prophet Ismael (Might peace be upon all of them) held yearly when greater than 2.5 million Muslims throng the holy metropolis of Mecca from all the world over.
In the meantime, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has launched Hajj good card to boost the digital companies and facilitate the journey of pilgrims whereas performing the rituals of Hajj.
The primary good Hajj card is linked to all of the companies similar to coming into the camps utilizing transportation, coming into motels, and paying by way of ATMs. It additionally helps information misplaced pilgrims, controlling entry to the camps and timing of grouping and transportation. This would be the first time the know-how is used to serve pilgrims all through their journey.
The initiative was launched within the presence of Mecca Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who can be the chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, and his deputy Prince Badr bin Sultan.
The mission covers an space of 1.6 million sq. meters and is supported by good techniques for screening and a unified digital gateway that facilitates visitors and reduces the ready interval of individuals arriving in Makkah throughout peak occasions from 45 to seven minutes.
The variety of automobile lanes has been additionally elevated from six to 16, and particular lanes have been devoted to buses, transport automobiles, vehicles, and emergency automobiles.
The middle contains administrative places of work, a mosque, a middle for civil protection and one other for the Pink Crescent Authority, and a constructing for safety and governmental authorities.
Final 12 months, solely as much as 10,000 Saudi residents and residents have been permitted to carry out the annual pilgrimage.