Preparing to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world, Saudi authorities have launched a campaign to educate pilgrims to stay safe and healthy in a post-pandemic hajj season.
The campaign, called “Hajj Starts with You”, was launched on Tuesday, July 5, a few days before commencement of hajj rituals, The National News reported.
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Published in seven languages on its social media platforms, the videos guide pilgrims on the general conduct to be followed during hajj.
The campaign advises pilgrims to carry only essential items, remain patient, prevent crowding, and stay in shade as much as possible. It also includes tips and corrective measures for wrong practices of hajj.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah utilized social media and YouTube to spread its message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
— Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (@MoHU_En) July 2, 2022
This is one of the many initiatives taken by authorities to facilitate and ease pilgrimage for Muslims who gather in Makkah annually.
Earlier this month, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia unveiled its plan for the upcoming hajj season, mobilizing the Kingdom’s resources to serve the guests of Allah.
The Kingdom also introduced the “holodoctor” service earlier this month for the first time to allow medical practitioners to treat pilgrims virtually.
Hajj is an important event in the Islamic calendar as millions of Muslims gather every year in Saudi Arabia city of Makkah to perform the life-time journey.
The ritual, severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years, returns in 2022 after Saudi announced welcoming one million pilgrims this year.
Hajj 2022 will commence on Thursday, July 7, and will continue till Monday, July 11, 2022.