The United Arab Emirates has announced the registration details for the Islamic pilgrimage Hajj in 2024.
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As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia specifies quotas for each country to send pilgrims for the Hajj, the Emirates has unveiled the registration dates for those intending to perform the pilgrimage next year.
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has revealed that Muslims proposing to perform Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah next year can register through its application between December 5 to 21.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will welcome pilgrims in June next year. The Islamic pilgrimage Hajj which is performed across Islam’s holiest sites is said to begin in mid-June in 2024.
Haj 2024: UAE announces registration dates
Saudi Arabia specifies quotas of pilgrims that each country can send for the pilgrimage
The UAE has announced the registration dates for those intending to perform Islamic pilgrimage Haj in 2024. The General Authority of Islamic… pic.twitter.com/bjJNlwCi6W
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The UAE has announced that registration for the 2024 Haj pilgrimage will open on December 5 and close on December 21. Pilgrims can register through the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments app. #uaemoments #uae #hajj #pilgrims pic.twitter.com/5r3CSipF54
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Meanwhile, a Saudi minister has reportedly earlier said that the first set of pilgrims will arrive in the Kingdom in May.
The annual pilgrimage Hajj is one of the five pillars of the religion Islam and forms the foundation of life for Muslims. Pilgrims travel to the holiest city in Islam, Makkah to perform Hajj.
Hajj takes place during the last month of the Islamic calendar which is Dhu Al Hijja. All Muslims around the world are required to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime if they are financially and physically fit.
The Hajj pilgrimage usually takes three days. However, most pilgrims extend their stay in the Kingdom by a week or so to pray in Makkah and Madinah.
Last year, the holy pilgrimage of Hajj went back to full capacity for the first time ever since the global pandemic, COVID-19 hit. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed over two million pilgrims in the year 2023 after lifting all Covid-related curbs.
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