Our Haj pilgrims to get better campsites in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina

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MAKKAH – Malaysian pilgrims performing the Haj this year are fortunate as they will not only be getting new tents provided by the Saudi Arabian government, but the campsite will also be located closer to the mosque in Mina.

Malaysian Haj delegation chief Datuk Seri Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said this was an advantage to the country’s pilgrims, as besides being able to pray at the mosque, they could also utilise some of the facilities available there.

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“This year all the sites in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina are new. However, the facilities and location are still good, and will give an advantage to Malaysian pilgrims.

“Especially if we look at the campsite in Mina, it is close to the Kuwait Mosque which is one of the mosques in Mina,” he said when met by reporters after visiting the sites in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina.

Meanwhile, Syed Saleh said the preparation of facilities for pilgrims to perform the ‘wukuf’ (stopover) in Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina was currently 50 to 60 per cent complete, and would be ready by the stipulated time.

“This year, there will be a total of 16 meals provided in Arafah and Mina, five of which will be based on the ‘ready to eat’ concept,” he said.

Syed Saleh added that as of yesterday, a total of 10,453 people or 76 per cent of the pilgrims under the auspices of TH this year have arrived in Makkah, with another 10 days to go for the wukuf to begin.