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Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by archdon: 2:44am On Jul 30
From 2 million to 1,000

Striking photos show socially-distanced Hajj
By Tamara Qiblawi, Jomana Karadsheh and Mostafa Salem, CNN

Normally, over 2 million pilgrims attend the Hajj. This year only around 1,000 worshipers are at the annual pilgrimage after Saudi authorities imposed strict crowd control and hygiene measures because of fears of the pandemic.

Muslim worshipers observed the first rituals of an historic Hajj on Wednesday, with around 1,000 pilgrims adhering to "safety bubbles" and social distancing measures over fears of the coronavirus.

While the Hajj typically features large crowds crammed around Islam's holiest shrine, this year's annual pilgrimage has seen worshipers circumambulating the Kaaba along concentric circles marked on the ground. Several feet separated the mask-clad pilgrims who walked at a measured pace.

The Tawaf Al-Qudum, a group rite of passage in the holy city of Mecca, was unlike anything that Muslims watching the processions on their TV screens had ever seen. On average, over two million pilgrims attend the Hajj, which is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.
International pilgrims have been barred from this year's Hajj. Those selected to attend are foreign residents of Saudi Arabia and Saudi nationals between the ages of 20 and 50.

"We are trying to apply the concept of safety bubbles, where every pilgrim will have an environment around him or her that are free and safe as much as possible from any kind of hazards, so all that is needed by the Hajjis is their personal protective equipment their hygiene products are provided free of charge," Assistant Deputy Minister for Preventative Health at the Saudi Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Assiri told CNN in an interview on Wednesday.

At the Grand Mosque, gaps separated worshipers' prayer mats, whereas the ritual is normally performed shoulder to shoulder with other believers. All of these pilgrims have already gone through a rigorous quarantine and health screening process, according to Saudi authorities.

"There are some rituals of Hajj that we cannot really separate [the pilgrims] because they have to be in one place at one time, so we had to prepare these places in a way that maintains social distancing and also to make available the personal protective equipment for these places," Dr. Assiri said.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/29/middleeast/hajj-coronavirus-social-distancing-intl/index.html


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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by archdon: 2:45am On Jul 30
More photos

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by gasparpisciotta: 2:47am On Jul 30
The new world order.

No one saw it coming...

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by kingvick09(m): 2:50am On Jul 30
GOD REMAIN THE GREATEST!!

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by kingvick09(m): 2:54am On Jul 30
if by last year someone had forseen this,no one would had believed lai lai!,here we are right now. REALITY

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by MejiLoyon: 3:00am On Jul 30
Them get mind

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by archdon: 3:44am On Jul 30
MejiLoyon:
Them get mind

At least they are trying to be as safe as possible.

Let's see what we'll get in Naija �� on Friday

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by archdon: 3:48am On Jul 30
kingvick09:
GOD REMAIN THE GREATEST!!

Allahu Akbar

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by archdon: 3:49am On Jul 30
gasparpisciotta:
The new world order.

A virus of historic proportion
Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by chukwuibuipob: 4:00am On Jul 30
sad Awusubilai lipsrsealed embarassed

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by omoadeleye(m): 11:47am On Jul 30
Aah..

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by inoki247: 11:48am On Jul 30
Lol the thing go soon turn Admission list wey people go dey runz to gt slot

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by fraymite: 11:48am On Jul 30
Allahu Akbar. May Allah accept their Hajj.

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by Damseldammie(f): 11:52am On Jul 30
New normal indeed, but let's wait and see how 9ja will portray social distancing on Friday @ the praying ground

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by Amopeekun(f): 11:55am On Jul 30
May Allah accept all our ibadah, amin

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by shamsin6300(m): 11:57am On Jul 30
fraymite:
Allahu Akbar. May Allah accept their Hajj.

Amin thumma amin

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by tawababiola: 11:59am On Jul 30
Masha Allah. Things are really getting out of hands. All the same Allahh akbar

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by yesloaded: 12:03pm On Jul 30
We shall conquer coronavirus Insha Allah

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by AnanseK(m): 12:04pm On Jul 30
Renerd:
Their p.

But why are nairaland mods bigotic, so to comment in a Muslim thread, I had to take an oath, lol.
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Because of the entrenched hatred and intolerance of other Nairalanders the Muslim threads have to be protected . But you can see the extent of the hostility. These evil persons swear an oath that they are Muslims, just to get the chance to insult Islam.

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by sbashir10: 12:10pm On Jul 30
Masha Allah

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by SWORD419(m): 12:12pm On Jul 30
Ya sallam
May Allah accept thier ibadat and may he provide us the means to partake in this noble activity ameen

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by Proffesy: 12:15pm On Jul 30
Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by womenareapes: 12:15pm On Jul 30
archdon:

Allahu Akbar
please don't throw bomb yet!

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by hajimosho(m): 12:16pm On Jul 30
SWORD419:
Ya sallam
May Allah accept thier ibadat and may he provide us the means to partake in this noble activity ameen
Ameen

yesloaded:
We shall conquer coronavirus Insha Allah

Ameen

Amopeekun:
May Allah accept all our ibadah, amin
Ameen

fraymite:
Allahu Akbar. May Allah accept their Hajj.
Ameen

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Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by veeshock: 12:20pm On Jul 30
gasparpisciotta:
The new world order.

No one saw it coming...
You've been watching too much apocalypse movies, there has always been global pandemics since time immemorial. We are just understanding diseases better now.
Re: Social Distancing During Hajj Pilgrimage. Number Reduced From 2 Million To 1,000 by kheny12(m): 12:21pm On Jul 30
May Allah subuhana watahala accept it as an act of ibadah, And forgive us all our sins.Eid Mubarak to all Muslim faithfuls.May we witness more of it insha Allah.

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