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The authorities of Saudi Arabia spoke about the conditions for allowing pilgrims to die

06.04.2021 41 просмотров

The Saudi authorities will issue permits for the minor hajj during Ramadan, subject to vaccination.

Those wishing to make a small Hajj (Umrah) and visit Islamic shrines in  Saudi Arabia during the holy month of Ramadan will be able to obtain permits only if they are vaccinated against the new coronavirus. This was announced on Monday by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Affairs of the kingdom.

"Permits for Imrah and visiting the two holy mosques [in Mecca and Medina] during Ramadan will only be granted to those who have received two doses of the vaccine" , & nbsp; - Al-Arabiya TV channel quotes a statement from the department. In addition, the ministry indicated that on the eve of the holy month, the capacity of the Great Meccan Mosque will be increased.

The month of fasting in most Arab countries begins on 13 April. During this period, the faithful are ordered to abstain from food and drink during the daytime and break the fast at night, offer prayers, perform righteous deeds, and help the disadvantaged. Many people in Ramadan strive to perform Umrah, which, unlike the big Hajj, has no time limits.

Back in early March, the Saudi authorities decided to allow Muslim pilgrims to large and small hajj to the holy places in Mecca and Medina only after being vaccinated against  the new coronavirus.

The big hajj to the shrines of Islam falls this year on the second half of July. Last year, due to the pandemic, the pilgrimage was held with the participation of only 10,000 people. people, of which 30% were Saudis, 70% were foreigners living in the country. Pilgrims from abroad were not allowed to hajj. Priority in issuing special permits was given to people aged 20 to 50 years without chronic diseases, not infected with the new coronavirus, who had not previously performed the Hajj and were ready to endure the quarantine period. Among them were doctors who had recovered from the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Since November of last year, Saudi Arabia began to gradually let pilgrims under the age of 50 to die if they have a negative PCR test result.

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