SAUDI ARABIA

Over six million faithful perform Umrah, pray at Grand Mosque

January 11, 2021



Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH —
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques announced that the presidency has facilitated the performance of rituals by more than six million Umrah pilgrims and worshipers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah since the gradual resumption of the Umrah service and visit to the Two Holy Mosques.

The presidency said in a statement that a total of 1,654,000 pilgrims performed Umrah and 4,640,000 worshipers performed prayer during the period from Oct. 4, 2020 to Jan. 9, 2021.

According to the presidency, it has managed around 800,000 pilgrims and worshipers during the first week of the current mid-academic year vacation. During the first and second phases of the gradual resumption of Umrah service, domestic pilgrims were allowed to perform Umrah while foreign pilgrims were allowed to perform Umrah and visit the Two Holy Mosques in the third phase, which started on Nov. 1, 2020.


January 11, 2021
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