Muslims urged to process travel document for Pilgrimage

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Muslims who wish to travel to Mecca for this year’s pilgrimage have until 30th June 2019 to process their traveling documents through accredited agents to comply with new rulers set by Saudi Arabia authority.

The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) National Chairperson Amb Dr Yusuf Nzibo said this year time table  will not be changed  or amend since  the Supreme Council have no mandate to alter.

HAJJ is the one of the five pillars of Islam, the annual pilgrimage to makkah is mandatory for physically and financially capable Muslim to perform at least once in their lives.

It takes place in the month of Dhul Hijjah which is the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Every year an estimated 4 million pilgrimages from across the world travel to Saudi Arabia to mark the event.

For the logistic purpose Saudi Arabia authority has released new rules and regulation for the 2019 Hajj.

Secretary General Mohamed Adan mahat praised the Government for setting up a desk to enable those planning to travel to acquire travel documents on time.

The National Muslim leaders forum (NAMLEF) Chairman Abdullahi Abdi urged those who wish to perform this year pilgrimage to comply with the rules else they will be disappointed.

The first hajj flight will depart on 4 July 2019 while the last flight will leave on 5 August 2019 to makkah Saudi Arabia.