MECCA - With Masyair less than 10 days away, this year’s haj season has entered its critical phase, the head of Malaysia’s 1438H haj delegation Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said.
“We have moved into the period of haj’s climax. We must ensure everything proceeds smoothly. This will be our focus moving forward,” he said in a special address to Tabung Haji (TH) officers in the Holy Land.
The TH gathering at Abraj Al-Janadriyah here, streamed live to TH offices in Madinah and Jeddah, was attended by all operation directors, maktab managers and TH officers.
Masyair – when pilgrims gather at Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina from 8 to 13 Zulhijjah and perform the necessary rituals – is a necessary condition to complete one’s haj.
Syed Saleh reminded TH officers from the various departments to do their best, be proactive and fulfil their respective tasks.
“It will be challenging because of the increase in pilgrims this year. We can expect traffic jams on the roads, and crowded tents in Arafah and Mina,” he added.
The Saudi government restored the pilgrim quota of most countries for this year’s haj season, which is expected to see a total of two million worshippers. Malaysia’s haj