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KSA urges limiting Umrah to once in Ramadan

27 Mar 2023 19:05:06 | Update: 27 Mar 2023 20:43:18
KSA urges limiting Umrah to once in Ramadan
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Saudi ministry urges pilgrims to limit Umrah once during Ramadan. The Hajj and Umrah Ministry of Saudi Arabia has recommended pilgrims to perform Umrah just once during the holy month of Ramadan.

To avoid crowding and guarantee that pilgrims have a simple and straightforward travel to the sites, the ministry recommended Muslims to undertake Umrah just once throughout the holy month, reports Al Arabiya.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi officials were concerned about overcrowding at the holy sites because they wanted to make sure that travelers were safe at all times, it said.

The Nusuk app allows Muslims from all over the world to apply to participate in the pilgrimage and plan their whole trip there, including applying for a eVisa and arranging accommodations and flights, the report also said.

Except for during Hajj, any period of the year is permissible for Muslims to go to Makkah to perform Umrah.

Many people aspire to do Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.