Hajj preparations begin in Makkah

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Preparations for the annual Hajj pilgrimage have begun in the Holy city of Makkah after a limited number of pilgrims are allowed to attend the yearly ritual amid COVID-19 pandemic, ARY NEWS reported.

July 22 will be the first day of Zil Hajj in Saudi Arabia that marks the start of this year’s Hajj season.

The annual ceremony to change the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba (Kiswah) would be held on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah at the Grand Mosque of Makkah (Masjid-Al-Haram).