TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, on Friday, July 16, sent off Indonesian hajj pilgrims to the holy city of Mecca to begin this year's pilgrimage, or 1442 Hijri in Islamic year.
There are 327 Indonesian citizens living in Saudi Arabia who are selected to practice the pilgrimage.
Ambassador Agus Maftuh congratulated those who were selected to perform hajj this year. They include the diplomats, expats, students, and Indonesian migrant workers.
Previously, Saudi Arabia's Hajj and Umrah Ministry announced the online registration for 60,000 domestic pilgrims to join 2021 hajj. This include the locals and expats from 150 countries.
The pilgrims who meet this year's hajj requiremnts and health standard are allowed to perform the annual pilgrimage.
Suci Sekarwati | Arab News