Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Muslims begin downsized haj in Saudi Arabia

  • This year, only 60,000 Saudis and foreigners already living in the oil-rich kingdom are taking part in the haj, one of Islam’s five pillars
  • Vaccinated pilgrims were transported from the Saudi city of Mecca to the Mina valley where they will spend the night before heading to Mount Arafat

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
Muslim pilgrims arrive at their tent camp in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Photo: AP
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