1.5 Million Pilgrims Gathered For Sacred Journey Of Hajj 2024

Over 1.5 million pilgrims have arrived in Mecca, Saudi Arabia to participate in the annual Hajj 2024 pilgrimage. Saudi Management expects headcount to exceed 2.4 million this year, surpassing the prepandemic hajj in 2019. Many Pakistani celebrities also joined the pilgrimage including Nida Yasir, Yasir Nawaz, and Reema Khan.

More than 1.5 million pilgrims have flocked to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage. This year’s event is set to be monumental as it returns to its full scale.

By Tuesday, the majority of these pilgrims had arrived by air from various countries around the world. The pilgrimage officially starts on Friday, and many more are expected to join. The numbers also include hundreds of thousands of Saudis and residents of Saudi Arabia.

Last year, over 1.8 million people participated in the Hajj, and this year the number is expected to be even higher. Management is expecting to get closer to the 2.4 million pilgrims seen in 2019 before the pandemic. Saudi Arabia manages the number of pilgrims through a quota system, allowing one pilgrim per thousand Muslim citizens from each country.

Among the pilgrims are 4,200 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank. However, Palestinians from Gaza could not attend due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Celebrities at Hajj Journey

Around 90,000 Pakistanis will join other pilgrims during hajj this year. Among them, various TV and film celebrities also joined them to get blessings and forgiveness from Allah Almighty. The names of the prominent celebrities are Nida Yasir, Yasir Nawaz, and Reema Khan. From the neighbour country Tennis star Sania Mirza along with her sister Anum Mirza and former actress Sana Khan are also marking their holy pilgrimage to transform their lives.

these celebrities are posting their experiences on their social media continuously. Some people find it inspiring while some people criticize them and accuse them of showing off.

The Hajj is a deeply important pilgrimage for Muslims and one that every able-bodied Muslim is expected to undertake at least once in their lifetime. As the pilgrimage begins, Mecca is filled with the faithful, ready to partake in one of Islam’s most important traditions.

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