Maldivian pilgrims begin returning from Saudi after Hajj

Maldivian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj in airport to depart back to Maldives. (Photo/Islamic Ministry)

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.