14,000 pilgrims from Oman set for hajj

Sultan bin Saeed Al Hinai, Head of the Omani Hajj Mission, confirmed that Hajj license entitlements were granted according to mathematical equations built on legal foundations and jurisprudential considerations that take into account religious, social and other aspects, in the press conference of the 1445 AH Hajj Mission, which was held at the Ministry’s General Office today, stressing that Hajj requests are arranged. In each governorate separately, based on its share of the total allocation for the Sultanate of Oman, age, family entitlement, mahrams, companions, repeated application for two seasons or more, type of Hajj, seniority of will, oldest death in acting for a deceased, and oldest residence for residents are taken into account in granting the entitlement.

The Muscat Governorate topped the governorate shares with a rate of 20.77%, followed by North Al Batinah with a rate of 19.86%, and the Al Wusta Governorate had the lowest rate of 0.9%.

He explained that the Sultanate of Oman’s quota is 14,000 pilgrims, of which 13,500 are for Omanis, 250 for Arab residents, and 250 for non-Arab residents, and 700 opportunities have been allocated to serve them for Hajj and Umrah companies at a rate of 5% of the number of pilgrims for each company. The distribution of the total share among the governorates has been based on calculating the number of residents of age. 18 years and above. Electronic System Indicators Al Hinai explained the indicators of the electronic system for pilgrims of the Sultanate of Oman, which proved that 99.8%, with 13,933 pilgrims, had completed the travel requirements to the Holy Land in the Sultanate of Oman, compared to only 28 pilgrims currently completing procedures. The indicators show that there were 12,487 pilgrims, representing 89.2% of the obligatory pilgrims, including 145 pilgrims on behalf of a deceased person, and 281 pilgrims on behalf of an incapacitated person, while the number of pilgrims to renounce a will on behalf of a deceased person reached 240 pilgrims, representing 1.7% of the pilgrims of the Sultanate of Oman, and voluntary pilgrims amounted to 1,273. Pilgrims represent 9% of the pilgrims this year, including 945 pilgrims who are women’s mahrams and 145 pilgrims who are accompanying them. Women shared the share equally with men at 49.9% compared to 50.1% for men. It also proved that the age group most eligible for Hajj was the 30-45 age group with a rate of 41.7%, then the 46-60 age group with a rate of 36.7%, then the age group over 60 with a rate of 16.8%, and finally the 18-29 age group with a rate of 4.9%. In the same context, people aged 39 years are the most deserving, with an average of 495 pilgrims, while the oldest eligible person is 94 years old, and the youngest eligible person is two pilgrims, aged 18 years. As for the routes of pilgrims to the Holy Land, there were 8,466 pilgrims by air, with a percentage of 60.4% by air, an increase of 1.9% over the 1444 season, compared to 5,534 pilgrims by land, with a percentage of 39.6%. The air route to Jeddah – Mecca was the highest contracted with a percentage of 34.8%, then the route The land route to Medina – Mecca at a rate of 27%, then the air route to Medina – Mecca at a rate of 24.6%, and finally the land route to Mecca at a rate of 13.6%. The average cost of Hajj by air was 2,134.5 Omani Riyals, compared to 2,054 Omani Riyals in the year 1444, an increase of 3.9%. The average cost of Hajj by land was 1,313 Omani Riyals, compared to 1,367 Omani Riyals in the 1444 season, a decrease of 4.1%. The value of equipment for the Mina and Arafat camps is equivalent to 473.5 Omani Riyals. One Omani Riyal for each pilgrim, not including food and transportation. Hajj and Umrah companies provided 255 service offers (service brochures) through the system, with ground prices ranging between 630 Omani Riyals and 1,650 Omani Riyals, and air offers between 1,800 and 5,500 Omani Riyals. The difference in prices is due to the difference in the services provided and the obligations undertaken by the company according to For the service booklet that you detailed in the system. The total contracts of pilgrims with 31 Hajj and Umrah companies amounted to 24 million, 478 thousand and 875 Omani riyals, with a high difference of 1.19% compared to the 1444 AH season. With God’s grace, electronic financial payment services through the Hajj electronic system were successful, as more than 12 million and 200 thousand Omani riyals were paid. Electronically through 6579 successful payment operations. No Hajj without a permit . The head of the Omani Hajj delegation confirmed that there is no Hajj without a permit, because of the consequences that result from this practice that are not appropriate for the worship of Hajj nor for the Muslim principles and principles, such as the violator being forced to deceive or share with the pilgrims their rights and money without their permission, or exposing others to risks. In addition to violating the system and disrupting it, which is a basic goal in our noble Sharia. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has warned against performing Hajj without a permit and that the violator will be punished by being deprived of entering the Kingdom for a period of up to ten years, a fine of ten thousand Saudi riyals, imprisonment, and a ban on Hajj. The mission confirms that it will deal with reports about fake campaigns and irregular pilgrims in coordination with the competent authorities in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take the necessary legal measures. Calling on those who deserve to make the most of the opportunity by devoting their effort to learning the rituals of Hajj and raising their awareness and knowledge of its jurisprudence and rulings, and to allocate sufficient time for themselves to learn the rituals and control the rulings of Hajj, and to prepare for it spiritually through good repentance to God, self-discipline, and self-accountability, and to prepare themselves educationally by preparing themselves to endure the hardship of travel. And the hardships of the road, and to cover themselves with virtuous morals, fixed values, and stable Omani customs, and to take great care of their bodies by exercising, taking the necessary vaccinations, and proper nutrition. Pointing out that the pilgrim must realize that the Hajj journey is a journey of worship and closeness to God Almighty, afflicted with many types of hardship that are inseparable from the nature of the Hajj worship and its nature in performing rituals and moving between feelings, or those that are related to the nature of the place and its circumstances, and therefore it cannot be measured on the basis of What we are accustomed to from entertainment and tourism trips, and that the goal of this sublime worship is to refine the soul and raise a person on the meanings of brotherhood, familiarity, good morals and beautiful companionship, and this calls him to prepare himself psychologically to adapt to the available facilities and services in order to achieve the performance of the Hajj rituals with satisfaction, passion and reassurance. He called on Hajj and Umrah companies to ensure that they adhere to their contracts with pilgrims, to pledge them to good organization and care, to follow the instructions issued by the mission and the competent authorities in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and to exert their efforts to help them perform the rituals in a way that guarantees the validity of their Hajj and rituals, and to take into account their safety until they return safely, with permission. God. Sultan Al-Hinai stated that the readiness in the Mina and Arafat camps is proceeding according to what was contracted with the contractor company, and that the two camps will have some additional improvements that are expected to provide a suitable atmosphere for the performance of worship, and to contribute to alleviating some of the challenges imposed by the conditions of place and time, as they are temporary camps prepared seasonally to receive. Pilgrims. Pointing to some related improvements, including addressing the deduction that took place in the Arafa camp last year, by adding additional land adjacent to the Omani camp and geographically connected to it. In addition, more than 50 bathrooms and more than 70 shower rooms were added, which will reduce pressure on the bathrooms. In Arafa Camp, 80 new toilets were added that had not been used previously. The floor of Arafa Camp was also treated by pouring the entire camp floor, and “gypsum pods” were added to all the tents. There were also improvements to the availability of water, by adding 6 tanks under the tents with a capacity of 40,000 gallons. The tank operates automatically when there is a lack of water in the bathrooms, and work has been done to modernize the pipes and connections.

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