Thursday, 22 June 2023

KSA welcomes 2 million+ Hajj pilgrims

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has released a video to welcome Hajj pilgrims. Over 2 million pilgrims from more than 160 countries are expected.

The KSA Minister of Hajj Tawfiq Al Rabiah starts the video with Talbiyah, a Muslim prayer cited by pilgrims as a declaration that they intend to perform Hajj only for the glory of God.

Source: KSA Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Screen capture of a video.
Source: KSA Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Screen grab from the video.

"In just a matter of days, millions of Muslims from every corner of the globe will raise their voices to recite the powerful Talbiyah chant," Al Rabiah said.

"As Hajj draws near, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prepares to welcome pilgrims from all walks of life. With great pride and honour, we invite pilgrims to join us in the largest Islamic gathering in history."

Al Rabiah expressed gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for their constant follow-up on the services provided to the pilgrims.

Some of the numbers he shared include that Mina, which hosts the world's largest tent city, will accommodate 2,192,000 pilgrims. He said that 1.7 million airline bookings had been made, and that more than 32,000 healthcare practitioners, both male and female, will be on site to provide their services.

Al Rabiah added: "With a well-connected road and train network, shuttle bus services, and integrated infrastructure, pilgrims are guaranteed a seamless travel experience, regardless of their language or unique needs."

The eco-friendly Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro line consists of 17 trains stopping at nine stations. It has an estimated operating capacity of 72,000 passengers per hour.

The Minister concluded the video by stating that today's achievements ride on the efforts of past years.


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