Moroccan pilgrims leave Medina for Mecca to perform the pilgrimage rite


Groups of Moroccan pilgrims leave Medina daily for the Al Haram Mosque and holy sites in Mecca to perform the rite of pilgrimage, said Abdellatif Hakki, deputy head of the Moroccan pilgrims’ affairs office (Medina section).

The last group of Moroccan pilgrims will leave Medina on June 8 towards Mecca, said Mr. Hakki, noting that this operation takes place within the framework of a system put in place by the various stakeholders with a view to facilitating the transport of faithful to carry out the pilgrimage in complete peace and security.

He also said that Moroccan pilgrims are accommodated in the vicinity of the Al Haram Mosque, adding that flights from Morocco after June 2 will serve Jeddah airport and head directly to Mecca.

Mr. Hakki further affirmed that all the faithful are determined to perform this rite as it should be, welcoming the efforts of the security authorities, the commissions under the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Commission of Hajj in the region, as well as volunteers to ensure their comfort and safety. The Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq indicated, Monday during the oral questions session in the House of Representatives, that 18,119 pilgrims of the 22,500 pilgrims of the official organization arrived at the holy places to perform the rite of pilgrimage for the year 1445 H.

The minister noted that 12,040 pilgrims arrived in Mecca, while 6,079 others reached Medina, noting that the last direct flight to Medina took place on Monday.

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