Saudi Arabia recognized the Hajj-mission of Russia as one of the best in the world

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobesplatnoe in MeccaSaudi Arabia recognized the Hajj-mission of Russia as one of the best in the world© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Saudi Arabia recognized that the Hajj mission has become one of the best in the world, said the head of the Republic of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov at the ceremonial meeting dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Hajj mission of Russia.

«In the initial period of Hajj because of the lack of experience his organization has had some issues. But today, as a result of coordinated work of all the organizers of the Hajj… the preparation and conduct of the pilgrimage are at a high level. According to estimates of the Ministry of Hajj Affairs of Saudi Arabia, in recent years, the Hajj mission of Russia was recognized as one of the best», — quotes the words of the policy, his press-service.

According to him, last year’s Hajj more than seven thousand Dagestanis. And this year, the Hajj will be able to make 20,5 thousand Russians. The end of the pilgrimage marking the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, this year Muslims around the world celebrate it on September 1.

The Hajj is a pilgrimage to the Holy places of Islam in Mecca and its surroundings. To perform the Hajj at least once in the life is prescribed to every Muslim. According to the existing agreements with any country, Saudi Arabia allocates to each state a quota for the number of pilgrims who may visit the Holy places in the Hajj season, depending on population. For every million of the population is the quota for Hajj for thousands of believers.

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