RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced on Monday that Hajj 1441 will take place on July 29 with a limited number of pilgrims will participate due to Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Dhul Hajj Moon was not sighted, Hajj will take place on 29 July, 2020 and the Eid Ul Adha will be on 31 (Friday).
“The stand of pilgrims on Mount Arafat, the peak of the hajj ritual, falls on Thursday,” the official Saudi Press Agency cited the Supreme Court as saying, indicating that Wednesday would be the first day of the annual event.
The Saudi Supreme Court on Monday said that Dul Al-Hijjah will begin on Wednesday, July 22 and that Arafat Day (Dul Al-Hijjah) will fall on Thursday, July 30.
The limited number of Pilgrims selected to perform the Hajj this year (2020) started a seven-day quarantine on Sunday. – Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
The measure is part of a series of safeguards taken to ensure the safety of pilgrims during Hajj, which is taking place amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.
Saudi authorities have taken all measures to ensure the safety and security of pilgrims.
The Hajj officials said that pilgrimage would be restricted to 1,000 people are already present in the Saudi Kingdom out of which 70 percent are foreigners and rest are local Saudis, meanwhile, the Saudi press said that 10,000 people will take part.