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Over 100,000 Umrah Pilgrims Enter Saudi Arabia via Jadidat Arar Port on Iraq Border

14:52 - January 24, 2023
News ID: 3482200
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Since the start of the Islamic year in late July 2022, over 100,000 Umrah pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia using the Jadidat Arar land port on the border with Iraq.

Iraqi Umrah pilgrims

 

The land port is in the Northern Border region of Saudi Arabia.

A digital service system used at the port provides the best customs facilities, and procedures are easy and accessible to enrich the religious experience of pilgrims, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Islamic year started on July 30, 2022 and this year’s Hajj will begin in June 2023.

Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims can traditionally take at any time of the year, unlike Hajj pilgrimage that can be performed only in the first days of the lunar Hijri month of Dhul Hajja.

 

Source: Arab News

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