OIC praises Kingdom’s measures to organize this year's Hajj

Saturday 1442/11/2 - 2021/06/12
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Jeddah, June 12, 2021, SPA -- The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, has welcomed the measures announced by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah regarding the Kingdom’s decision to organize the Hajj season for this year in accordance with health measures and to limit the performance of Hajj to citizens and residents inside the Kingdom, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of new mutations of the Covid 19.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen said the decision emanates from the Kingdom’s success in organizing last year’s Hajj season which was held in accordance with all the precautionary and preventive measures since the emergence of the pandemic which effectively contributed to reducing the negative repercussions of the pandemic and preventing its spread.
The Secretary-General indicated that the Kingdom assumes its responsibility towards organizing Hajj, which calls on the Kingdom to take strict decisions and measures based on current health data and well-established Islamic jurisprudence rules.
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16:47 LOCAL TIME 13:47 GMT
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