After a gap of two years, Saudi Arabia has decided to resume Itikaf at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina during the holy month of Ramazan, according to a report by the Saudi Gazette on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, in an annual meeting held to launch the presidency’s plan for this year’s Ramazan.
He said that the presidency will soon start issuing permits through its official website. “They will be in line with specific conditions and set criteria,” Al-Sudais added.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely disrupted pilgrimage to the holy land.
The development came as Pakistan urged Saudi Arabia for early signing of an agreement for smooth sailing of the Hajj operation during the current year.