Registration for Hajj Begins in Iran

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced the start of the online registration yesterday.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Iranians’ participation in the 2020 Hajj was signed in December between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Head of the organization Ali Reza Rashidian and Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh bin Taher Benten signed the agreement in Riyadh after a round of negotiations on December 8.

In 2019, some 86,500 Iranians made the pilgrimage.

Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least once during their lifetime.