Touching Kaaba to be banned during this year’s Hajj

Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to stop the spread of the new coronavirus within the 2020 hajj season. it’s also banned gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the state press agency said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the amount of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to around 1,000 to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It also barred Muslims abroad from the rite for the primary year in times .

Touching the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam is banned during the hajj this year. Meanwhile, a social distancing space of a meter and a half between each pilgrim during the rituals are going to be imposed. The rituals also include mass prayers and while within the Kaaba circling area. The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said during a statement.

Also, access to holy hajj sites at Mina, Muzdalifah, and Arafat are going to be limited to those with hajj permits starting Sunday, July 19 till August 2, 2020, and wearing masks all the time are going to be mandatory for both pilgrims and organizers.

Hajj is thanks to start by the top of July. Strict health criteria are going to be wont to select eligible pilgrims among citizens and residents. Those above 65 years old won’t be allowed to attend the annual pilgrimage.

Hajj may be a once-in-a-lifetime duty for each able-bodied Muslim. Some 2.5 million pilgrims typically visit the holiest sites of Islam in Makkah and Madina for the week-long hajj.

Official data shows Saudi Arabia earns around $12 billion a year from the haj and therefore the lesser, year-round pilgrimage referred to as umrah, which remains suspended thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to stop the spread of the new coronavirus within the 2020 hajj season. it’s also banned gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the state press agency said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the amount of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to around 1,000 to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It also barred Muslims abroad from the rite for the primary year in times .

Touching the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam is banned during the hajj this year. Meanwhile, a social distancing space of a meter and a half between each pilgrim during the rituals are going to be imposed. The rituals also include mass prayers and while within the Kaaba circling area. The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said during a statement.

Also, access to holy hajj sites at Mina, Muzdalifah, and Arafat are going to be limited to those with hajj permits starting Sunday, July 19 till August 2, 2020, and wearing masks all the time are going to be mandatory for both pilgrims and organizers.

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Hajj is thanks to start by the top of July. Strict health criteria are going to be wont to select eligible pilgrims among citizens and residents. Those above 65 years old won’t be allowed to attend the annual pilgrimage.

Hajj may be a once-in-a-lifetime duty for each able-bodied Muslim. Some 2.5 million pilgrims typically visit the holiest sites of Islam in Makkah and Madina for the week-long hajj.

Official data shows Saudi Arabia earns around $12 billion a year from the haj and therefore the lesser, year-round pilgrimage referred to as umrah, which remains suspended thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to enable all Muslims of various nationalities to perform haj but the worldwide health circumstances this year led us to form this haj an exception,” Hajj Minister Mohammed Benten earlier had told a news briefing.

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