Many countries only have a small quota of pilgrims because they follow the proportion of the population and the number of Muslim citizens. Photo/Reuters
MADINAH – Arab has returned the quota of pilgrims for Hajj 2023 to pre-pandemic levels. However, not all countries have a large congregation quota.
“The number of pilgrims in 1444H/2023 will return to what it was before the Corona virus pandemic without any age limit”, Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq AlRabiah. “Starting from this year’s Hajj season we will allow pilgrims from all over the world to agree with any authorized company to provide services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said AlRabiah, reported by ummid.
The restoration of the hajj quota to pre-pandemic levels means more than 2.5 million Muslims from around the world will be able to make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in 2023.
Launching Wego, there are several countries that have small haj quotas. Here are 7 countries with the smallest haj quotas. This number can increase or decrease depending on the decisions of the Saudi Government and policies in each country.
1. Russia – 25.000
The Grand Mufti of Russia, Sheikh Rawil Gaynetdin, said the Muslim community in Russia continues to grow, reaching 25 million. Gaynetdin told Anadolu news agency that the Muslim community in Russia is indigenous and continues to grow in acceptance with other faiths in Russia.
2. Oman – 14.000
The Hajj quota in Oman is not only intended for local residents, but also Muslim expatriates living in the country.