Ira­ni­ans to Go to Hajj Rit­ual

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IRNA* - An Ira­nian of­fi­cial an­nounced that the Ira­nian pil­grims will start trav­el­ling to Saudi Ara­bia as of June 17 to per­form ma­jor Hajj rit­u­als.

Near 83,000 Ira­ni­ans are to at­tend this year’s Hajj rit­ual, Hamid Mo­ham­madi, head of Hajj and Pil­grim­age Or­ga­ni­za­tion, said at a lo­cal gath­er­ing in the Ira­nian cap­i­tal this morn­ing.

Mo­ham­madi added the pil­grims should fol­low the host coun­try’s laws and se­cu­rity ques­tions based on mu­tual re­spect.

Ira­nian pil­grims couldn’t at­tend the great re­li­gious rit­ual in 2016 as the Saudi of­fi­cials failed to en­sure se­cu­rity for them based on pro­vi­sions made by the Ira­nian of­fi­cials af­ter the tragic in­ci­dent in 2015.

The an­nual Hajj is a ma­jor re­li­gious duty for Mus­lims and must be per­formed at least once dur­ing a Mus­lim’s life­time.

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