Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Over 10 million domestic and foreign pilgrims have performed umrah (the minor hajj) after registering through I’tamarna application since the gradual resumption of umrah service on October 4, 2020.
During the first two phases, domestic pilgrims were allowed to perform umrah and visit the Two Holy Mosques (the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah), while foreign pilgrims were allowed from the third phase that started on November 1, 2020, Saudi Gazette reported.
Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Essam bin Saad recently made an inspection tour of the reception centers of umrah pilgrims and worshipers at the Grand Mosque.
There are three gathering points for the pilgrims and worshipers at the Grand Mosque and its surrounding areas which have a total capacity to hold more than 100,000 faithful in a day.
The minister’s inspection tour of the reception centers coincides with the elaborate preparations and arrangements being made to receive pilgrims and worshipers on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan 1442 Hijri, which is expected to begin on April 13, 2021.
Reporting by Indonesia Window