Hajj Pilgrims Perform Tawaf Al-Wida before Leaving Mecca

Hajj pilgrims performed the Tawaf Al-Wida (farewell Tawaf) at the Grand Mosque in Mecca before leaving the holy city.



The Tawaf Al-Wida is performed after completing the stoning ritual on the third day of Tashreeq before a pilgrim departs from Mecca. It is an obligatory Hajj ritual.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques provided its services in accordance with plans to support pilgrims performing their Hajj rituals with ease.

The presidency recruited a 500-strong civil security cadre to manage and organize crowds in cooperation with the security authorities inside the Grand Mosque, as well as preparing the entire floors of the Mataf building, and the full capacity of the mosque.

The presidency said that a robot is distributing copies of the Qur’an to pilgrims performing their final Hajj ritual before they leave Mecca.

Sheikh Badr bin Abdullah Al-Furaih, the presidency’s deputy president for guidance affairs, said that the robot uses a dual automatic navigation system and has a three-dimensional sensor to avoid collisions with people and objects.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Monday that 90 percent of the pilgrims have finished the stoning ritual at the Jamarat as part of the Tafweez (crowd control) plans.

The ministry confirmed the success of its strategy to group pilgrims after they threw stones on the third day of Tashreeq before departing to the Grand Mosque to perform the farewell Tawaf.

The grouping process was conducted according to plans that were prepared in coordination with the government agencies organizing Hajj services.

The ministry has not received any reports of problems with grouping pilgrims at the Jamarat facility or while they were transiting to the Grand Mosque.


Source: iqna

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