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Umrah season kicks off as Saudi authorities issued 6,000 visas to pilgrims, so far.

Saudi’s Hajj and Umrah ministry announced the start of Umrah season on Muharram 1

Saudi Arab: As Muharram – the first month in the Islamic calendar has kicked off, pilgrims from all over the world including Pakistan and the United States (US) have started arriving in the holly Makkah to perform the Umrah rituals, with religious devotion and fervor.

Since the Saudi’s Hajj and Umrah ministry has announced the start of the Umrah season on Muharram 1, as many as 6,000 visas have been issued to pilgrims from 46 countries, according to Saudi officials.

A large number of Iqama holders, including Saudi citizens, are also enjoying the blessing of Umrah.

While the number of visas is being increased every day, Pakistani and other foreign Iqama holders are also reaching Makkah in large numbers from all over Saudi Arabia.

After the Hajj season, once again the splendor of Madinah Munawarah and other places including Taif has been reopened, while the pilgrims are shopping at the stalls of Ihram sellers, and they are heading towards Makkah after tying Ihram.

Mataf corridor in Masjid al-Haram has been allocated for Umrah pilgrims and the provision of Zamzam water is also being ensured for the convenience of the visiting pilgrims.

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