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.
The Leader of the Islamic revolution in a Monday meeting with Hajj officials highlighted the political aspects of the Muslim pilgrimage, stressing that “Islamic truths and objectives” should be emphasized during the annual ritual. “The Abrahamic Hajj, that is, the post-Islamic Revolution Hajj, is different from the Hajj before, and the Hajj of the countries […]
Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organizations Hamid Mohammadi underlined the need for holding of a safe Hajj this year, compared to the previous years. “Last year, security was among the most important concerns of pilgrims; fortunately, the ceremony was safer than it was some years ago,” he said. “Security of pilgrims during Hajj rituals […]
TEHRAN – Indonesians traveling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage could enjoy having a layover in Iran’s cities, such as Shiraz, an Iranian vice president said. In a meeting with Indonesia’s ambassador to Tehran, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Ali Asghar Mounesan said the country is ready to host Indonesian […]
TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of a major propaganda campaign launched against Iran by its enemies, saying the Hajj season provides the best opportunity to counter the campaign through boosting ties with Muslim nations. Speaking at a Tuesday meeting with the senior officials in charge of dispatching Iranian […]
TEHRAN – An Iranian official expressed satisfaction with the “dignified” presence of the country’s nationals in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, hoping that Iranians would have the chance to attend the Umrah (minor) Hajj as well. Iranian pilgrims could fortunately participate in this year’s Hajj in a dignified manner, Seyed Ali Qazi-Askar, representative […]
TEHRAN – A senior adviser to Iran’s parliament speaker censured Saudi Arabia for its poor handling of the tragic case of deaths of thousands of Hajj pilgrims in Mina in September 2015, saying the kingdom continues to behave irresponsibly two years after the incident. In an interview with Tasnim, Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Saudi Arabia […]
TEHRAN – The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Faction said it is very likely that the country will resume dispatching nationals to Saudi Arabia’s holy cities for performing the Umrah (minor) Hajj pilgrimage. Hojatoleslam Ahad Azadikhah underlined that sending Iranians to Saudi Arabia for performing the Umrah hinges on the proper holding […]