Social distancing, one of the top safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19, was well observed during the 2020 hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, TopNaija reports.
Hajj is a pilgrimage Muslim faithful across the world are expected to perform at least once in a lifetime.
In June,Saudi Arabia authorities had said only those residing in the country will be allowed to perform 2020 hajj due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, worshippers with face masks filed into the holy mosque in an orderly manner while social distancing was observed.
In Islamic terminology, Hajj is a pilgrimage made to the Kaaba, the “House of God”, in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The rites of Hajj are performed over five or six days, beginning on the eighth day and ending on the thirteenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat and Sawm. The Hajj is the second largest annual gathering of Muslims in the world, after the Arba’een Pilgrimage in Karbala, Iraq.
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