Women Can Now Perform Hajj, Umrah Without Male Guardian

Saudi Arabia now permits women from all over the world to perform the Hajj and Umrah without a mahram.

Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, announced it while he was in Egypt.

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He announced the lifting of the mahram requirement for women who want to visit the kingdom for Umrah or Hajj during a news conference at the Saudi embassy in Cairo.

The Saudi minister stated that the country is interested in lowering the cost of performing the Hajj and Umrah but emphasized that a variety of things are involved.

A-Rabiah also emphasized the Kingdom’s attempts to integrate technology into a number of services provided to anyone wishing to visit the Two Holy Mosques.

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A-Rabiah also emphasized the Kingdom’s attempts to integrate technology into a number of services provided to anyone wishing to visit the Two Holy Mosques.

He said that robots are helping pilgrims and that the Nusk platform, which offers numerous conveniences to pilgrims, has also been launched.

Permission for performing the Umrah may be ordered quickly using the platform, and after that, a visa can be secured in just 24 hours, he stated.

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