Islamic Lifestyle

2 days to haj: More than 1.8 mln pilgrims already in Saudi Arabia

The number of pilgrims from abroad who have arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s haj reached 1,817,557 as of August 6, according to the ministry of hajj and umrah on its official Twitter account.

#MinistryofHajjandUmrah: 1,817,557 Hajj pilgrims arrived via air, land, and sea ports#Hajj2019#TheKingdomEmbracestheWorld#HajjandUmrahinNumbers

— وزارة الحج والعمرة (@HajMinistry) August 6, 2019

This was up from 1,604,171 pilgrims as of August 3.

More than 2 million pilgrims are expected to perform the haj this year that starts on August 9.

In 2018, 2.37 million pilgrims congregated in Saudi Arabia for the haj, with 75 per cent coming from abroad. 

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