2024 Hajj: First Batch of Over 4,000 Pilgrims to Depart for Mecca Today - Onlinetimesgh

2024 Hajj: First Batch of Over 4,000 Pilgrims to Depart for Mecca Today

The first batch of pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj is set to depart from the Tamale International Airport to the Holy City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia today, Tuesday, May 28. Over 4,000 pilgrims are expected to participate in this year’s Hajj.

In an interview, Abdul-Rahman Gomda, Communications Director for the Hajj Board, urged pilgrims to cooperate with organizers to ensure a smooth experience.

“They [Pilgrims] should learn to be with us. They should take instructions from us. There have been instances where people don’t take instructions from us. You tell them what to do and they want to do what they want to do,” Gomda said.

He emphasized the religious nature of the pilgrimage, encouraging pilgrims to follow guidance to achieve the spiritual benefits of the journey.

“That is especially being a religious exercise, there is a need for them to be very religious so that they get the spiritual dividends which made them go there. That is why we have established the Dawah committee made up of Islamic clergymen, many of whom studied in Saudi Arabia and who guide them, especially at the various stations of the pilgrimage; the recitals, the glorification of the creator, what to do and what not to do, and the like,” he added.

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