Pilgrims from Kogi Nigeria for the 2022 Hajj exercise would be airlifted back to the country today Sunday 24 July, 2022 after a successful pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.



A dependable source in Macca told our correspondent that all the pilgrims from the state would be airlifted from the Jedda international airport in Saudi Arabia.

Recalled that Pilgrims from Kogi arrived the holy city of Macca on Monday 11 July, 2022 after a successful performance of the 2022 Hajj exercise.

The pilgrims had left Arafat at sunset on Friday and had a stop over at musdalifer where they picked stones for the symbolic stoning of the devil at Jamrat beginning on Saturday.

The symbolic stoning of the devil which commenced on Saturday, which is the day of Eid al- Adha, (feast of sacrifice), ended Monday 11 July, 2022

On arrival at Macca, the pilgrims had carried out the circumambulation of the Ka’abah inside the Holy Mosque seven times and doing the seven laps of Safa and Marwa, after which they would have completed their hajj.

The pilgrims are expected to perform the farewell Tawaf at the Grand Mosque, one of the Islamic pilgrimage rituals performed after completing the stoning on the third day of Tashreeq.

The Farewell Tawaf, also known as Tawaf Al-Wida, is one of the most important rituals of the Hajj and is performed just before the pilgrim departs from Macca and ends his pilgrimage.

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