All Pilgrims from Lagos State who were on the first flight to Saudi Arabia are to leave the city of Madinah to Makkah tomorrow Monday 14th of August, 2017 in preparation for the Hajj rites.
Lagos State Commissioner For Home Affairs and the State Amirul Hajj, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef disclosed this in a statement by his Media Assistant, Olalekan Murisiku on the situation reports of pilgrims activities for this year’s Hajj exercise in Lagos.
According to Dr Abdullateef, the pilgrims numbering four hundred and sixty (460) were the first batch of pilgrims airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last Sunday.
He explained that, “every pilgrim is expected to be in Madinah for eight days before going to Makkah. The movement from Madinah to Makkah is also going to be in batches for convenience”
“The Pilgrims have dropped their main luggage (of 32kg content) contained in four trucks, for onward movement to Makkah while human transportation scheduled for tomorrow Monday 14th of August, 2017 in the morning by His Grace”.
The Amirul Hajj noted that the short stay in Madinah had provided the pilgrims the opportunity to perform numerous spiritual activities such as praying, including Jumat Service at Masjid Nabawi (Prophet Mosque), Visit to the Prophet’s grave and that of his Caliphs (Abubakar and Umar).
They have also visited historic places such as Masjid Quba (where each Solaat offered is equivalent to lesser Hajj), Masjid Qiblataen (the Mosque with two Prayer directions), Mount Hud among other notable sites.