Know last date for issuance of Umrah permit before Haj 2022

Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced the last date for issuing the Umrah permit for the current year 1443 AH (Anno Hegirae in Latin or “in the year of the Hijra”) would be on the June 23 corresponding to 24 Dhu al-Qa’dah.

The ministry also indicated that Umrah trips will be resumed and permits issued again on July 19, corresponding to Dhul-Hijjah 20.

The ministry further said that the issuance of Umrah permits will be suspended in order to facilitate pilgrims coming to perform Haj rituals.

The last date for Umrah season for overseas Muslims was the 30th of the Islamic month of Shawwal corresponding to May 31.

On Sunday, June 19, to mark the beginning of Haj 1444/2022, the authorities in Makkah raised the Kiswah (Ghilaf e Kaaba), the cloth that drapes the Kaaba by three metres, and covered the raised part with a two-metre-wide white cotton cloth (Ihram) on all four sides, an annual custom.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Haj and Umrah decided to issue Haj permits to only one million pilgrims this year from inside and outside the Kingdom, in continuation of the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 while easing these measures from the previous year.

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