Al Mas’aa capacity at Makkah Grand Mosque increased

Al Mas’aa capacity at Makkah Grand Mosque increased


Al Mas’aa (the area between the hills of Safa and Marwa) in the Makkah Grand Mosque, where the Sa’i ritual is held, is now able to accommodate 118,000 visitors per hour as a result of work to make it bigger. Trending : Eid Al-Fitr 2024 is expected to start from this date in KSA

As part of Sa’i, pilgrims walk back and forth seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa, which are in the eastern part of the Makkah Grand Mosque. They perform this during Umrah and the annual Hajj.

– Al Mas’aa is 40 meters wide and 394 meters long, a pilgrim makes 7 trips back and forth during the Sa’i ritual, they cover a total distance of about 2.7 km, during this pilgrimage ritual.

– In honor of Hajar, the wife of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), the S’ai rite is held to remember how hard she worked to find water for their infant son Ismail (Ishmael).

– The latest addition to the site has made Al Mas’aa 40 meters wide instead of 20 meters wide. The sum of the building’s construction and related services covers 125,000 square meters, according to the Saudi news agency SPA. Most Viewed : Is Saudi Arabia reconsidering Dependent Fee for expats

– The much-needed increase in capacity greatly reduces the number of crowded pilgrims and ensures their safety, especially during busy times. The Umrah can be done at the Makkah Grand Mosque any time of the year. It has two main parts, Tawaf, which means walking around the Holy Kaaba, and Sa’i.

– Many people from inside and outside of Saudi Arabia come to the Makkah Grand Mosque to pray during the holy month Ramadan, which is the busiest time for Umrah.

– The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Tawfiq Al Rabiah, said in January that 13.5 million people made the journey as part of Umrah last year. This was a high number.

– Saudi Arabia has developed a lot of new facilities for Muslims who want to come for Umrah in the past few months. Read : No permit to repeat Umrah during Ramadan

– The Saudi government has raised the validity of the Umrah visa from 30 days to 90 days. People who have this visa can now enter and leave the kingdom by any land, air, or sea route they choose.

– Saudi Arabia has also made it possible for its citizens to apply to bring friends from other countries to visit the kingdom and perform Umrah.

– Women who are on pilgrimages no longer have to be accompanied by male guardians. Additionally, the kingdom has said that expats living in Gulf Cooperation Council countries can apply for a tourist visa and perform Umrah, no matter what their job profession is.

– Saudi Arabia is already making early plans for Hajj, which will happen this year in and around Makkah in June. Like and Follow Saudi Expatriates on Facebook

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