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Haj 2023: Saudi Arabia cancels lottery system, introduces new payment plan for pilgrims

Authorities to enable straight enrollment; 25% allocation designated for those over 65

Saudi Arabia introduced that it would certainly be terminating the lotto system for residential explorers that wish to do Haj in 2023.

According to a tweet from Haramain Sharafain, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Haj and also Umrah would certainly enable straight enrollment for residential explorers in the Hijri year 1444, booking a 25% allocation for those over the age of 65.

The Ministry has actually additionally presented a brand-new layaway plan, under which explorers can pay their fees in 2 instalments.

In 2022’s Haj period, Saudi Arabia enabled one million Muslims from within and also outside the nation to get involved. A certain variety of explorers from each details nation will certainly be enabled to make the trip based upon designated allocations.

Among the 5 columns of Islam, the Haj should be embarked on by all Muslims with the ways a minimum of when in their lives. Generally among the globe’s biggest spiritual events, regarding 2.5 million individuals participated in 2019.

Yet after the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Saudi authorities enabled just 1,000 explorers to get involved. In 2021, they upped the complete to 60,000 totally immunized homeowners picked with a lottery game.

– tamanna@khaleejtimes.com

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