Saudi Arabia allows 8,000 pilgrims from Jordan to attend Hajj

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AMMAN Mohammad Al-Khalayleh, Minister of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, revealed on Thursday that Saudi Arabia had set aside 8,000 Jordanian pilgrims this year, as well as 4,500 Palestinian pilgrims from 1948. This number comes to 12,500 pilgrims. اضافة اعلان

According to Khalayleh, around 23,000 Jordanians registered on the Hajj and Umrah website when it was open for individuals born in 1970 or before to go on the pilgrimage, Al-Ghad reported.

Khalayleh went on to explain that the selection procedure favored people born before June 30, 1952, using the seniority criterion.

Additionally, the Hajj and Umrah Department will hold a lottery to choose roughly 1,000 citizens who were born between July 1, 1953, and June 30, 1952. According to Khalayleh, this category is eligible to apply for this year's Hajj season.

The distribution of licenses to pilgrims for this season will commence on Saturday morning and end on Saturday evening, February 24, with each permit's validity and payment period mentioned.

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