The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa as Khateeb of Hajj 1443 (2022), and he will deliver the Hajj Khutbah from Masjid Al Namirah, Arafat on Friday, 9 Dhul Hijjah 1443.
Saudi Arabia Ministry of announced One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year’s hajj after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the pandemic. The pilgrimage is one of five pillars of Islam, which all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once.
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On Monday afternoon, pilgrims carrying umbrellas to shield themselves from the scorching sun flocked to souvenir and barber shops in Mecca, while others shared meals under palm trees on streets close to the Grand Mosque.