Saudi Arabia announced resumption of Umrah for pilgrims from 1st Muharram

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Newsnow Desk: Saudi Arabia today announced worldwide resumption of Umrah for pilgrims from 1st Muharram 1443, likely to fall on August 10 following a successful Hajj season.

Umrah for Saudi citizens and residents in the Kingdom began from July 25 which was suspended in the first week of Dhul Hijjah to prepare for Hajj.

Beginning from July 25, agencies have been authorised to issue Visas for Umrah for entry beginning from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), different news agencies reported.

Saudi Arabia announced that it has reopened Islamic holy sites for performing Umrah from Sunday after the end of the Hajj season, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

“The Grand Mosque is ready to receive pilgrims and worshippers for Umrah” said the deputy head of the affairs of the Grand Mosque, Saad bin Muhammad al-Muhaimid.

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