Hajj 2020-Saudi officials likely to allow 20 percent Pakistani pilgrims

Aqeel Ahmed Reporter

02nd Jun, 2020. 02:31 pm
Hajj 2020-Saudi government likely to allow 20 percent Pakistani pilgrims

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said that Pakistan is in contact with Saudi officials about quota for Muslims for Hajj this year.

He said that Saudi officials have proposed their recommendations regarding Hajj to King Salman.

He said that Saudi authorities are considering allowing 20 percent Pakistani pilgrims to perform the pilgrimage.

Sources said that Saudi Arabia will negotiate with Muslim countries including Pakistan regarding Hajj 2020.

Sources also said that the decision that only delegations to be allowed to perform Hajj from all countries is also being considered.

Apart from that, the recommendation that people living in Saudi Arabia only to be allowed to perform Hajj is also being considered.

According to sources, Saudi authorities are expected to take decisions regarding Hajj 2020 till 15th June 2020.

Saudi Arabia opens Prophet’s Mosque with Fajr prayers

Saudi Arabia has reopened the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madinah on Sunday (today).

According to details, Muslims offered Fajr prayers while maintaining a certain social distance among them. Fajr prayers have been offered in the Holy Prophet’s Mosque for the first time after around two months.

Sources said that security officials have led the worshipers. The body temperatures of the Muslims were also checked before they entered the mosque.

Saudi Arabia has planned to reopen the country and ease lockdown restrictions. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman has approved the opening of Prophet’s Mosque in stages for the pubic.

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