85,000 Iranians to Take Part in Hajj This Year

10:49 - January 13, 2023
News ID: 3482058
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs said the quota for Iranian Hajj pilgrims this year is 85,000.

Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Abdol Fattah Navab


Speaking at a meeting of representatives of Maraji (sources of emulation) in Qom, Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Abdol Fattah Navab referred to a trip by head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization to Saudi Arabia earlier this month and said an agreement on Hajj between Iran and Saudi Arabia was finalized in the talks held during the visit.

He added that negotiation on some remaining issues continue, hoping that they would yield good results.

Hojat-ol-Islam Navab also said that 85,000 pilgrims from the Islamic Republic will take part in the 2023 Hajj.

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Seyed Sadeq Hosseini had earlier predicted that the Hajj quota for Iranian pilgrims will be around 90,000 this year.

According to the official, some 1.1 million Iranians are on a waiting list to take part in Hajj.

He said the preparations for participation in this year’s Hajj are underway and works related to renting hotels in Mecca and Medina began in late December.

Some 39,600 Iranians took part in the 2022 Hajj, which was held in July after two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least once during their lifetime.