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Egyptian President El-Sisi Arrives in Saudi Arabia to Perform Hajj

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, as confirmed by the spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s pilgrimage will commence in the city of Medina, where he will offer prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque and pay respects at the Prophet’s grave. Subsequently, he will proceed to Mecca to embark on the Hajj rituals.

Hajj Rituals

The Saudi Arabian authorities announced on Friday that this year’s Hajj will commence on 14 June.

The Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry revealed that approximately 1.2 million pilgrims from various countries worldwide have already arrived in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage. Official figures from last year indicate that over 1.8 million Muslims participated in the Hajj.

The Hajj pilgrimage is considered one of the fundamental pillars of Islam and is obligatory for all capable Muslims to undertake at least once in their lifetime.

The Hajj rituals involve a series of activities conducted over a minimum of four days in Mecca and its surrounding areas in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

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