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WATCH: Pilgrims allowed to the touch Hajar al Aswad as boundaries round Kaaba eliminated

The barrier across the Holy Kaaba that was arrange firstly of the Covid-19 pandemic has now lastly been eliminated because the pilgrims can as soon as once more contact and kiss one in every of Islam’s most revered relics – Hajar al Aswad (the Black Stone).

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has formulated a sophisticated plan to organise the prayer of pilgrims and worshipers within the Hijr Ismail and kissing of AlHajar al Aswad (the Black Stone) in a protected, religious and wholesome environment, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“This is under the guidance and follow-up of Sheikh Abdul Rahman al Sudais, head of the presidency,” it added.

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The presidency works, within the participation of authorities involved, to supply the very best companies to the Two Holy Mosques in addition to to the pilgrims and worshipers to carry out their rituals in ease and luxury.

“This is through an advanced organisational plan that was formulated in fulfilment of the aspirations of the Saudi rulers to provide the finest services to the pilgrims and visitors of the Grand Mosque.”

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It is noteworthy that Hijr Ismail is taken into account as a part of the Holy Kaaba. It is a part of the Hateem, which is the crescent-shaped space instantly adjoining to the Holy Kaaba.

Hijr Ismail was the place the place Prophet Ibrahim (May God Be Pleased With Him) constructed a shelter for his son Ismail and his spouse Hajrah. It have to be famous that an space of approximately three metres adjoining to the wall on the facet of the Hateem truly constitutes as being a part of the Kaaba whereas the remaining falls outdoors Islam’s holiest shrine. It is a Sunnah to carry out voluntary prayer inside Hijr Ismail.

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Earlier, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah introduced that there could be choices on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna functions to ebook appointments for the rituals of kissing the Black Stone, touching the Yemeni Corner (Al-Rukn Al-Yamaani), and performing prayer at Hijr Ismail. But later, the ministry clarified that there had been no service added to the Eatmarna utility to ebook an appointment for these rituals.

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Saudi Arabia dropped most of its stringent Covid-19 restrictions earlier this 12 months, which meant that the Hajj pilgrimage final month was nearly again to regular for the primary time because the pandemic began.

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In 2020, only one,000 individuals have been allowed to attend Hajj, which is the holiest of all pilgrimages for Muslims. Only worshippers from Saudi Arabia have been allowed to participate, and worldwide pilgrims have been banned.

Attendance elevated to 60,000 in 2021, and in July this 12 months, there have been greater than 1,000,000 pilgrims worshipping in Makkah.

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