Hajj 2020, small, scaled back and limited numbers, all diametrically opposite the descriptions and scenes we’ve witnessed year upon year. It’s very much a unique moment in history for Muslims where only a select few of the Ummah have been granted permission to perform Hajj with socially distanced measures. Approximately 10,000 pilgrims have been granted Hajj this year in comparison to a whopping 2.5 million pilgrims in 2019.
Some of these measures mean that single file lines can be seen in circumambulation around the Kaaba, colour coded rows of hajjis organised into sections to manage the Hajj; colour coding has been organised by providing appropriate bags or umbrellas that are red, green, yellow, white or blue.
Touching or kissing the Kaaba cannot be seen as it has been prohibited, pilgrims are unable to get close to the Kaaba.
Whether we are there or not, our pilgrimage to Allah will continue. Sara Mohamed tweeted,
“How many bodies make Hajj without hearts & how many hearts make Hajj without bodies .”
With that thought in mind, we hope that your duas on the day of Arafat are accepted.
May Allah accept the Hajj of all those attending this year. May Allah accept the intentions of those who’d planned to go to Hajj this year and accept their intentions as their Hajj. May Allah accept the duas of those of us praying to be next to attend. Ameen
Beautiful Scenes as the Hujjaj circumambulate around the Ka'bah, performing Tawaaf Al Qudum in single-file lines, adhering to social distancing measures to maintain a safe and pleasant experience. #Hajj2020 pic.twitter.com/rKQcIiW4xv
— ASLAM निज़ाम (اسلم نظام) (@AslamNizam786) July 29, 2020
— Omer Alvi 2.0 (@OmerAlviii) July 29, 2020
— Saza Mohammad (@SazaMohammad) July 29, 2020
— ChaCha Anaconda 🐍 (@Suspend94) July 29, 2020
— Hadith Of The Moment ™ The Salaf (@IslamicFigure) July 29, 2020
— Nutcracker👑 (@Dajla98) July 29, 2020
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 29, 2020
Beautiful pictures of the arrival Tawaf for Hajj 2020. How blessed are these people. May Allah accept their Hajj.
Photos credit: Saudi Ministry of Media pic.twitter.com/u7AIoHSMI4
— Hadith of the Day (@Hadithoftheday) July 29, 2020
— H A M Z A (@Hamza___Tweets) July 29, 2020
— IlmFeed (@IlmFeed) July 29, 2020
Historic scenes from Masjid al-Haram in #Makkah, as the smallest number of hujaj (in the modern era) begin their rituals with the tawaf of #Umrah.#Hajj1441 #Hajj #Hajj2020 🕋 pic.twitter.com/ZWKHCHyjBX
— Essential Islam (@essentialislam) July 29, 2020
HAJ 2020 : 1000 pilgrims maintaining social distancing & wearing masks !
— Indian Muslimahs (@IndianMuslimahs) July 29, 2020
Beautiful pictures from Hajj 2020. How astonishingly beautiful, Subahanallah! how glorious. pic.twitter.com/JT6wd8tda6
— (سوسي) (@susixixixi) July 29, 2020
Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik💜
Stills from the last moments of this year's Hajj rites. In the midst of Covid crisis, a small number of Muslims were able to complete hajj following health precautions…. #Hajj2020 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/w8o4OpZKzz
— ️Ladeeda Farzana (@ladeedafarzana) July 29, 2020
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) July 29, 2020
— Awab Azhar 🙃 (@M_AwabAzhar) July 29, 2020
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