MECCA: As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prepares to welcome Hajj pilgrims from around the world, Masjid Al Kheyf, which had been closed for two years, has reopened for them to pray.
The mosque was closed for two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs has completed preparations for the pilgrims’ arrival at Al Kheyf.
“After a two-year closure due to the pandemic, the ministry of Islamic affairs completes preparations to receive hujjaj in Masjid Al Kheyf, Mina,” read a statement on the official Twitter handle for the publication of news related to Saudi Arabia’s two holy mosques.
After a closure of two years due to pandemic, the ministry of Islamic affairs completes the preparations to receive hujjaj in Masjid Al kheyf Mina… pic.twitter.com/2F41VDZTrS— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) June 15, 2022
According to the ministry, pilgrims will be able to pray on the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th of Zil Hajj, the holy month of Hajj.
Al Khyef is in the heart of Mina, a sacred site in Makkah. It is very essential during Hajj because it is also known as the Mosque of Prophets because many prophets, including Prophet Musa, are said to have prayed there (AS).
Every year, millions of Muslims travel to Makkah to perform Hajj, one of Islam’s five pillars. Hajj is scheduled to begin on the evening of Thursday, July 7 and end on the evening of Tuesday, July 12.