Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the annual Hajj rituals can foil all the plots of the arrogant powers and the Zionists against humanity.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Hajj rituals aim to forge unity among the Islamic Ummah in the face of the Israeli regime and global arrogance.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday met with the family of Khalil Dardmand, an Iranian national detained in Saudi Arabia during this year’s Hajj rituals.
As of Saturday, more than 11,000 Iranian Hajj pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia, most of them via Medina Airport and the others through Jeddah Airport.
One of the messages of Hajj is to fight racism. Everyone who performs Hajj must perform tawaf and sa'i. During tawaf, a pilgrim must also circle the tomb of Sayidah Hajar, which is attached to one part of the Kaaba. Then, he or she must perform sa'i, to run back and forth, from Safa to Marwah.
Saudi Arabia has for a second consecutive year barred foreign Muslims from annual Hajj rituals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says the Presence of the US in the West Asia region is detrimental to the regional nations.
The first group of pilgrims arrived at Jeddah International Airport to go to Mecca, coming from the different regions of Saudi Arabia amid strict precautions to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws up to 2.5 million Muslims from all over the world, will only see at the most a few thousand pilgrims next month due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
A senior Saudi Arabia official urged more than one million Muslims intending to perform the Hajj to delay making plans this year.