Maldivian pilgrims have begun returning from Saudi Arabia after the completion of Hajj pilgrimage.
Two groups of pilgrims returned to Maldives on Friday; one group of pilgrims from Al Manasik Group and one group of pilgrims from state-run Maldives Hajj Corporation.
Islamic Ministry states pilgrims will continue to return until July 14th.
Vice President Faisal Naseem oversaw the well-being of the pilgrims this year as the Ameer al-Hajj.
Four local pilgrims passed away in the course of the pilgrimage this year.
Maldives received a quota of 1,000 pilgrims for this year’s hajj pilgrimage. In addition to Maldives Hajj Corporation, three private companies received 90 spots each to take pilgrims on hajj; Sisilfaru Hajj and Umar Group and Al Manasik Group and Al-Haramain Hajj and Umrah Group.