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Saudi increases Hajj quota by 1,000

Ahmed Aiham
06 July 2019, MVT 20:55
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on Arafat Day which is the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage early on August 20, 2018. Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. PHOTO: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Ahmed Aiham
06 July 2019, MVT 20:55

Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Ahmed Zahir on Friday, revealed Saudi Arabia's decision to increase the Maldivian Hajj quota by 1,000.

Minister of Foreign Affairs expresses his gratitude towards Saudi Arabian State Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Aljubeir for allocating the additional Hajj quota. PHOTO: TWITTER

Currently, the official quota allocated from Saudi to Maldives is 1,000. In some cases, an additional 1,000 has been granted.

The ministry distributes the quota among Hajj Corporation and other companies who have been granted permission to take people for the Islamic pilgrimage. However, a breakdown of quota distributions is yet to be revealed.

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