2024 Hajj: First Batch of Over 4,000 Pilgrims To Depart For Mecca Today

The first batch of pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj is set to depart from Tamale International Airport to the Holy City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia today, Tuesday, May 28 as over 4,000 pilgrims are expected to participate in this year’s Hajj.

In an interview, Abdul-Rahman Gomda, Communications Director for the Hajj Board, urged pilgrims to cooperate with organizers to ensure a smooth experience.

“They (Pilgrims) should learn to be cooperative. They should take instructions from us. There have been instances where people don’t take instructions from us; “you tell them what to do and they do what they want to do,” Gomda said.

He emphasized the religious nature of the pilgrimage, encouraging pilgrims to follow guidance to achieve the spiritual benefits of the journey.

“That is especially being a religious exercise, thus, the need to be behave within the confinement of Islam in order to earn the spiritual dividends for which they embarked on the pilgrimage. That is why we have established the Dawah committee made up of Islamic scholars, many of whom studied in Saudi Arabia to guide them, especially at various stations of the pilgrimage; the recitals, the glorification of the creator, what to do and what not to do,” he added.

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