The General Authority for Hajj and Umrah announced the death of two Libyan pilgrims in Mecca on Saturday.
In a statement, the authority said that “Mabrouka” from the Western Mountain Coordination Group 279, died at King Abdulaziz Hospital.
The statement added that it is expected that her funeral prayer will be held at the Grand Mosque after the Isha prayer, following the completion of burial procedures by the Saudi authorities.
The statement also mentioned the death of another pilgrim, “Amrajaa Youssef Al-Suhbi,” from the Benghazi suburbs Coordination Group 534, who died at King Abdulaziz Hospital on the same day.
Notably, officials have reported that Saudi Arabia is currently experiencing a remarkable increase in the number of pilgrims, surpassing one million people congregating from various parts of the world to embark on the sacred pilgrimage of Hajj. This annual religious journey holds great significance in Islam, and attracts hundreds of thousands of worshipers to the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
The focal point of the pilgrimage is the circumambulation of the Kaaba, which holds the highest reverence in Islam. Pilgrims, dressed uniformly in white attire, come together in unity to perform the Tawaf, a ritual of circling the Kaaba seven times as a symbolic act of devotion and surrender to God.
To ensure a seamless and fulfilling Hajj experience, the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque, and the Prophet’s Mosque has introduced a comprehensive range of initiatives for the 2023 Hajj season. These initiatives consist of 17 projects designed to enhance the comfort, safety, and spiritual ambience for the pilgrims.
It is worth noting that the Hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, takes place annually in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and is a significant event for Muslims worldwide. The Umrah pilgrimage can be performed at any time of the year, and is also considered a highly important religious practice for Muslims. The Saudi authorities take extensive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of pilgrims during these religious events.