Maldivian hajj pilgrims to be headed by Islamic Minister this year

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Zahir is to head Maldivian Hajj pilgrims as Amir al-Hajj of year 2022.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih appointed Dr. Zahir as the Amir al-Hajj of the Maldives’ pilgrims , on Tuesday.

A quota was granted by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for 453 Maldivian pilgrims this year, with only Maldives Hajj Corporation being granted the opportunity to send pilgrims for the hajj pilgrimage this year.

In late May, the Maldives Hajj Corporation opened applications for 100 out of the 453 spots. The application window is open through June 2, and forms will be accepted at the meeting hall of the Islamic Center.

The remaining spots are reserved for applicants waitlisted with the corporation.

The price for the hajj pilgrimage this year through Maldives Hajj Corporation has been set at MVR 76,960.