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Saudi Arabia refuses to issue permit for Umrah repetition in Ramazan

Ministry says the move is aimed at addressing overcrowding issue
Muslim worshippers and pilgrims gather around the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on June 24, 2023, as they arrive for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. AFP
Muslim worshippers and pilgrims gather around the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on June 24, 2023, as they arrive for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. AFP

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Sunday announced that the pilgrims will not be issued permits to perform more than one Umrah, Gulf News reported.

The authorities said that the move was aimed at easing congestion in the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Ramazan.

The holy month usually marks the peak season of Umrah at Makkah where thousands of Muslim worshippers flock for the lesser pilgrimage.

Urging the pilgrims to make do with one Umrah in Ramazan, the ministry called for giving others the chance to perform Umrah.

The Saudi government has introduced the measure in the Nusuk, a Saudi government’s online Umrah and Hajj platform.

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A message would appear reading: “The permit issuance fails. To give everyone the chance to perform Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage can’t be repeated in Ramadan,” if a pilgrim tries to obtain a permit for a second Umrah.

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