BREAKING: Saudi Bans Nigerians, Others From Performing Umrah Twice During Ramadan, Gives Reason


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  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that Nigerian pilgrims and others would not be issued permits to perform Umbrah twice during Ramadan
  • This move was disclosed in a report by the Saudi’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Sunday, citing the issue of overcrowding
  • The statement explained that under the Nusuk application system, applicants who have applied before will see “issuance of the permit failed” when trying to apply again

Jeddah – The Saudi Arabia authority has announced that Nigerians and other foreigners would not be allowed to perform Umrah, popularly known as lesser hajj, more than once in the ongoing 2024 Ramadan fasting.

In a report by Saudi Gazette, a media outlet in Saudi Arabia, the reason for the regulation was to ease the challenges of overcrowding during the spiritual rites in the month of Ramadan.

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The statement added that the period is the peak of the Umrah season of the year.

Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from performing Umrah more than once during Ramadan
Saudi restricts the performance of Umrah to just once in Ramadan
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According to the report on Sunday, March 17, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that it would not issue a permit to perform Umrah to an individual during Ramadan.

Saudi’s statement on performing Umrah in Ramadan

The statement partly read:

“Permits to perform two or more Umrah pilgrimages will not be issued during the holy month. This move is to ease congestion and provide the opportunity for all other pilgrims to perform Umrah in ease and comfort during the holy month.”

The report further explained that the Nusuk application system, a platform where pilgrims plan their Hajj and Umrah trips, anyone who has been issued a permit for Umrah during Ramadan would not be issued for the second time.

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It stated that if such a person tried to apply for the second time, it would say, “Issuance of the permit failed.” The ministry then noted that there are many benefits to performing Umrah during the fasting of Ramadan.

Ramadan: How to greet Muslims during fasting earlier reported that Muslims across the world celebrate Ramadan yearly, a period to test their strength and faith in God almighty.

Ramadan is a period when the Muslim faithful gather in prayer, minding and reading the Quran.

Many have asked how they can greet a fasting Muslim during this holy month of Ramadan.


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