The oldest member of the Hajj is a 104-year-old resident of Indonesia

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobesplatnoe in MeccaThe oldest member of the Hajj is a 104-year-old resident of Indonesia© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Stachyuraceae a resident of Indonesia is this year’s oldest participant of the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Islam in Saudi Arabia, all pilgrims are provided with special electronic bracelets with their personal data and medical information, said on Thursday the Centre of international communications (CIC) of the Ministry of culture and information Kingdom.

«One of the oldest pilgrims arrived in Mecca this year, is 104-year-old Mariah Marghani Muhammad (Mariah Marghani Muhammad) from Indonesia. For her, as for other believers, the organizers of the Hajj has provided a wide range of services to ensure the comfort of pilgrims during their stay in Saudi Arabia,» — said in the message of the Center, received on Thursday in RIA Novosti.

On Wednesday in Mecca began the main rituals of the Hajj on Thursday, pilgrims from around the world headed to mount Arafat on the outskirts of Mecca and make a prayer vigil. As noted in the CIC despite the fact that Hajj is one of the oldest rituals of pilgrimage in the world today, modern technology helps ensure the convenience and safety of pilgrims.

«In particular, each pilgrim is provided an electronic bracelet that contains personal information and medical information that allows the service personnel of the Hajj to identify their identity and to provide the necessary assistance. Water-resistant wristband with a GPS tracker, and inform the pilgrims about the time of prayer, also provide access to a multilingual assistance center for believers who did not speak Arabic,» according to a press release.

Only to Mecca for the Hajj, according to Saudi authorities, sent 2 million pilgrims, of whom 23.5 per thousand pilgrims from Russia. Most believers came from Pakistan (184 thousand), India (170 thousand), Bangladesh (127 million), Turkey (90 thousand). About 94% of pilgrims arrived in the country by air. Some overcome their way to Mecca by buses, minivans and cars.

Emergency medical care in Saudi Arabia provide more than 2 thousand employees of the Saudi division of the red cross, according to CIC.