Saudi kick-starts preparations for Hajj 2020

Posted by Garba Muhammad | 24 August 2019 | 736 times

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•Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin

Hajj 2020 will be either on July 27 or 28, 2020 corresponding to 10th of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin, on Thursday announced the launch of preparations for the Hajj.

The minister made the announcement during a ceremony held by the ministry to honour the heads of the pilgrims’ affairs offices and guests of the 1440AH Grand Hajj Symposium (Hajj 2019), according to report by asiantimes.com.

Bentin noted the efforts of his ministry to facilitate the pilgrims’ performance of Hajj rituals in comfort and security.

He said the ministry has already started to prepare for the next Hajj season while preparations for the Umrah season will begin during the next few days.

In the speech, they commended Saudi Arabia’s efforts in providing services to the pilgrims, which had a great impact on the success of this year’s Hajj season.

They also prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessing of security and safety in this country, under its prudent leadership.

Heads of the pilgrims’ affairs offices also expressed their satisfaction with the great projects and works as well as the executive plans that facilitated the pilgrims’ performance of their Hajj rituals and movements in the holy sites.

Hajj 2019 ended with Arafat Day falling on Saturday August 10, 2019.

The confirmed date of Haj 2020 will be decided once the new moon of Dhul Hijjah – the last month of Islamic Calendar, is sighted.

 


Source: News Express

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