Singapore granted extra locations for haj pilgrimage this yr, Latest Singapore News
More Muslims right here will be capable to carry out the haj this yr, as Singapore has been allotted a better quota for the annual pilgrimage.
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) gave the replace on Monday (June 20), however with out specifying what number of extra locations have been granted by Saudi Arabia.
The locations can be allotted to potential pilgrims who’ve already registered within the Muis advance haj registration system, it stated.
Responding to queries from The Straits Times, Muis stated it’s at present working with Saudi authorities on the extra haj areas and can present the ultimate quantity allotted “in due time”.
The council added that the take-up of all locations must be confirmed over the subsequent few days, and that it is going to be contacting those that qualify, to supply them a slot and proceed with the required actions.
Muis is working with appointed journey brokers and Saudi authorities over preparations to accommodate the larger variety of pilgrims.
It was beforehand introduced that 407 pilgrims from Singapore would be travelling to Saudi Arabia for the haj in the coming weeks – the primary time Muslims right here have been capable of take part for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic started two years in the past.
This is fewer than half the official quota of 900 allowed earlier than the pandemic.
Muis stated in May that locations on this yr’s quota can be allotted to those that have been speculated to carry out the haj in 2020, and meet the situations and necessities for this yr.a
Singapore granted extra locations for haj pilgrimage this yr, Latest Singapore News.
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