Monthly Archives: June 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah sends text messages to 20 percent of registered pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will start sending text messages to registered recipients between the ages of 41 and 50 to acquire a Hajj permit. The total number of registered pilgrims reached 558,270 with recipients aged 41-50 making up 20 percent of those approved. The electronic nomination will be canceled if they fail […]

Saudi Arabia to announce approved Hajj pilgrims on Friday

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will announce on Friday the names of the 60,000 pilgrims selected to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year. The ministry said that the electronic portal for domestic pilgrims received more than 540,000 applications from Saudi citizens and residents before registration closed on Wednesday, adding that there was no […]

Saudi Hajj ministry warns against using fake registration links

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has warned citizens and residents against dealing with bogus Hajj companies that are not listed on the online portal for pilgrims. The ministry also urged all citizens and residents to be wary of unlicensed adverts on social media that do not have official endorsement. It advised people to […]

Hajj without smart card, permit will not be allowed

In an effort to ensure compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirmed that no one will be allowed to perform Hajj without a smart card and a documented official permit. Dr. Abdulfattah Mashat, deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah, said that the permit will be matched with the electronic […]

450,000 Hajj applicants in 24 hours

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah received more than 450,000 Hajj requests during the first 24 hours from the opening of registration for this year’s Hajj. The ministry explained that 60 percent of the applicants are males while 40 percent are females. The ministry has completed the first phase of allocating camps to institutions and […]

Ministry reveals 3 packages for Hajj, costs from SR12,000 to SR16,000

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has revealed the requirements and procedure of registration for Hajj 2021 via the electronic portal for domestic pilgrims. The Ministry has allowed women to register for the pilgrimage without a male guardian (mahram) along with other women. “Those wishing to perform Hajj will have to register individually.” The Ministry […]

Saudi decision to allow 60,000 vaccinated residents on Hajj and bar foreigners welcomed

Saudi Arabia’s decision to only allow 60,000 residents vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to perform this year’s Hajj, and to bar Muslims from abroad for a second straight year, has been widely welcomed. The Hajj — a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lives — packs millions of pilgrims into religious […]

2021 Hajj pilgrimage plans to be announced shortly

Announcements about this year’s Hajj could be made in the coming days as the Kingdom completes its assessments of the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said the acting Saudi minister of media, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi. At a press conference held in Riyadh on Sunday, Al-Qasabi said the Saudi authorities are following up on (the […]

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