Performing Hajj is the dream of all Muslims around the world. Many people even save money for years so they can go on the annual pilgrimage.
For those of you who have the intention to perform Hajj this year or are in the process of waiting for your turn to depart for performing Hajj, apart from preparing what supplies to bring during the pilgrimage, you should also know what items that Hajj pilgrims are prohibited to carry while traveling by flight to perform the Hajj rituals.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah through its official Twitter account @MoHu_En, announced a list of 15 items that pilgrims should not carry when traveling by flight to perform the Hajj rituals.
These prohibited items are divided into four categories as follows:
The first category is sharp materials such as:
- Razor blades.
The second category is construction tools, such as:
- Drilling tools.
The third category includes all types of firearms such as:
The fourth category consists of other items such as:
- Poisonous substances
- Flammable substances
- Pressurized materials
The prohibition is implemented to ensure the Hajj rituals go smoothly and safely. The Saudi Arabian government opened Hajj services for one million people during the Hajj season of 1443 Hijri/2022 AD.
This was done after two years of implementing strict restrictions to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
In addition, the Saudi Arabian government has also imposed an age rule for this year’s hajj season, in which pilgrims who wish to perform the pilgrimage to Makkah this year must be under 65 years old.
According to a previous announcement by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, foreign pilgrims will have a percentage of 85 percent of the total number of pilgrims who will perform Hajj this year.
As many as 850,000 foreign pilgrims will be allowed to perform Hajj, while the number of domestic Saudi pilgrims is limited to only 150,000.