Pilgrims are asked to go for a walk before proceeding to Hajj

Taher Dorudi, vice president of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Medical Center, said it is important for pilgrims to increase walking and physical activity to prepare. Rituals of Hajj.

He noted that the weather and temperature are different in Mecca and Madinah than in Iran and efforts are needed to prepare the body for physical activities during Hajj.

He said high temperatures in the two holy cities could cause some pilgrims to suffer from heat stroke.

Dorody advised pilgrims to drink plenty of water, wear light-colored clothing, and use sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the official said that the mandatory medical tests that all pilgrims undergo before going on Hajj have been completed.

Regarding the health of the Iranian Umrah pilgrims, he said the first group arrived in Saudi Arabia a few days ago, except for one pilgrim who was hospitalized for a minor problem, and they have not faced any health problem so far.

Earlier, the leader of Iran Organization of Hajj and Pilgrimage He said more than 83,000 Iranians will travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj rituals this year.

Syed Abbas Hosseini also said that the process of obtaining visas for Iranian pilgrims has been started.

Every year, except for years when the number of pilgrims has been reduced by the coronavirus pandemic, nearly three million Muslims from around the world gather in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj.

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Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim must undertake at least once in their lifetime.

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The annual pilgrimage is considered one of the pillars of Islam and the largest mass pilgrimage in the world.

It is a demonstration of the unity of Muslims and their submission to Allah.


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