Saudi Arabia sets May 21 departure deadline for Umrah pilgrims
More than 6 million Muslims performed Umrah during the current season
Saudi Arabia has set a departure deadline for overseas Muslims who are still in the country after they performed Umrah or lesser pilgrimage as the kingdom is preparing for the annual Hajj pilgrimage season next month.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set the 29th of Dhul Qadah, the 11th Islamic lunar month expected to start on May 21, as the deadline for Umrah pilgrims and notified Umrah companies of the importance of ensuring their pilgrims’ departure by the time.
Overseas Muslims, planning to attend this year’s Hajj, are due to start arriving in Saudi Arabia as of 1st of Dhul Qadah until the fourth of Dhul Hijja, the 12th month in the Islamic lunar calendar.
Source: Gulf news
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