Saudi Arabia resumes prayers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque


Residents and residents will likely be allowed to carry out day by day prayers on the Grand Mosque for the primary time in seven months.

Saudi Arabia is permitting its residents and residents inside the dominion to carry out day by day prayers on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest web site in Islam, for the primary time in seven months.

Sunday additionally marked the beginning of the second section of the gradual return of residents and residents to performing the Umrah – an Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the 12 months – increasing the capability to 75 p.c.

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia resumed permitting residents and residents to carry out the Umrah at Islam’s holiest websites, Mecca and Medina, after a seven-month pause as a consequence of coronavirus issues.

With the beginning of section one on October 4, Saudi Arabia had allowed 6,000 residents and residents of the dominion to carry out Umrah day by day, representing 30 p.c of a revised most capability of 20,000 pilgrims allowed into the Grand Mosque daily below new precautionary well being measures.

Beginning November 1, the dominion will enable guests from particular nations deemed secure to carry out Umrah at one hundred pc of the revised capability, which might stay in place till the hazard posed by the coronavirus had handed, Saudi information company SPA reported final month.