Categories: Latest News

Hajj 2020: Limited scale Hajj to start from July 29, Saudi Officials

Saudi authorities on Monday have announced that this year’s hajj, which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 Muslim pilgrims as Saudi Arabia battles a coronavirus surge, will begin on July 29.

Meanwhile, Arafat Day, which culminates the annual pilgrimage of Hajj, will be on Thursday, July 30. 

Amid global pandemic, this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be held under strict hygiene protocols, and with access limited to pilgrims under 65 years old and without any chronic illnesses.

Related Post

Read More : Hajj 2020: Day of Arafat will be on 30th July, as Zu al-Hijjah moon not sighted in KSA

“The stand of pilgrims on Mount Arafat, the peak of the Hajj ritual, falls on Thursday,” the official Saudi Press Agency cited the Supreme Court as saying, indicating that Wednesday would be the first day of the annual event.

It was last month when Saudi Arabia announced that for this year it would hold a “very limited” hajj, a decision fraught with political and economic peril as it battles a surge in COVID-19 infections.


Hajj officials had announced that for this year pilgrimage would be restricted to 1,000 people already present in the kingdom, 70% of them foreigners and the rest Saudis, however, some press reports claim that 10,000 people may take part.

Saman Siddiqui

Recent Posts

  • Latest News

Abu Dhabi gas explosion leaves 2 dead, 120 injured

Abu Dhabi gas explosion on Monday has left 2 people dead and 120 injured! As…

9 hours ago
  • Technology

Free Fire OB34 Craftland Mode – A Treat for Gamers!

In its latest version OB34, Free Fire has included a number of new incremental adjustments,…

10 hours ago
  • Latest News

NIH issues high alert for surveillance of Monkeypox virus

NIH issues high alert for surveillance of Monkeypox virus in the country. As reported, the…

10 hours ago
  • Entertainment News

vivo Announces an Exciting Short Film Project with Ace Director Hamza Lari in Pakistan to Bring Mobile Filmmaking Vision to Reality

vivo, a leading technology brand is instilling boundless passion in aspiring filmmakers through the art…

12 hours ago
  • Sports News

Men’s Asia Cup Hockey 2022 PAK vs IND: Arch Rivals Play Out a Thrilling 1-1 Draw

Men's Asia Cup Hockey 2022 match between the arch-rivals Pakistan and India on Monday resulted…

13 hours ago
  • Blogs

7 Ways to Be a Successful Entrepreneur By Usman Chishti

In the beginning, it could be tough to make money as an Entrepreneur. Still, you…

13 hours ago