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.
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has called on Muslim people around the world, especially the Hajj pilgrims, to counter “Deal of the Century”, the US’ initiative for the Middle East.
Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has rejected any proposal on handling the Hajj pilgrimage affairs through an international body, claiming that such proposals are aimed at the "politicization of Hajj".
The first groups of Hajj pilgrims left Iran for Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia, from nine airports throughout the country, on Monday morning.
The Leader of Islamic Revolution will receive the Iranian organizers of this year’s Hajj in Tehran on Wednesday.