Instructions Regulating Pilgrimage Affairs
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The Ministry of Pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pleased to provide you with a guide that explains the Hajj instructions that ought to be followed by the Hajj missions or those who represent them, as well as the obligations and rights of pilgrims which they obtain in terms of services that are provided to them in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the Holy Sites, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, and at the air, land and sea entry outlets. It also explains the duties of the National Tawafa Establishments and the National Guides Establishment, the role of the Unified Agents Office and the Unified Zamzamis Office. This guide deals with the fees paid by pilgrims to the Tawafa Establishments, to the National Guides Establishment and to the Unified Agents Office, as well as the reimbursements of transport between Jeddah, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and the Holy Sites. The Ministry of Pilgrimage also expects the relevant ministries in the Islamic countries and the Hajj missions to play an active role in realizing the interests of their pilgrims, particularly as regards their edification in their respective countries, in respect of the Hajj rituals and ethics and to take the proper steps to guide and educate them so that they may perform the Hajj rituals properly according to the dictates of Shari'ah. It is also appropriate for pilgrims to acquaint themselves, while in their own countries, with life in the Holy Land, that such acquaintance should include knowledge of the standard of living, that pilgrims should be aware of their duties towards the Holy Land and preserve its sanctity and cleanliness, and that its security be respected, in obedience to Allah's guidance: "And whoever holds in honor the Rites of Allah, such (honor) should come truly from piety of heart."
The Ministry of Hajj confirms, while being aware of its duty and invoking the concept of good to which the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques aspires, namely, that the National Establishments for Hajj Affairs and all the staff of the Ministry of Hajj should rise to the level of responsibility, as the State is keen on seeing to it that the pilgrims heading for Allah's Inviolable House and the visitors of the Mosque of the Noble Prophet, peace be upon him, should be provided with the best service. We pray Allah Almighty to accept the devotion and sacrifices of the pilgrims and wish them a safe return to their respective countries, for He is so close and responsive to men's invocation.
- Responsibilities of the Ministry of Hajj
- Preparations Preceding the Hajj Season
- Instructions Regulating Agreements Between Hajj Missions and the Ministry
- Instructions Regulating Group Dispatching of Pilgrims
- Umrah System of Regulation
- Ministry of Hajj Aims and Aspirations
- Contact Information
- Project of the Ministry of Pilgrimage Site on the Internet
- Rules and Regulations Governing the Carriage of Pilgrims by Air
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