RNA – “Hajj, Spirituality, Solidarity and Islamic Power” has been chosen by Iranian Hajj authorities as the motto of this year’s pilgrimage.
It was selected from 30 proposed mottos in a meeting of the Hajj officials on Tuesday, said Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Abdolfattah Navvab, the representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs.
He said spirituality is one of main objectives of Hajj, and with regard to solidarity and Islamic power, the dignity and greatness of the Muslim Ummah in the face of challenges have been taken into consideration.
At the meeting, the head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian said the Saudi Hajj Ministry has not made a conclusive announcement about the upcoming Hajj.
Iranian Hajj officials are prepared for different scenarios, according to the official.
Every year nearly three million Muslims from around the world gather in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, for the annual Hajj.
The annual pilgrimage is regarded as one of the pillars of Islam and the largest act of mass pilgrimage in the world.
It is also a demonstration of Muslims’ unity and their submission to God.
Every able-bodied Muslim is obliged to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime.
This year, given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended the year-round Umrah (minor Hajj) pilgrimage and there is uncertainty over the annual Hajj.