Sat 16 September 2023:
The authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced a set of guidelines pertaining to the dress code for women who wish to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah outlined suitable clothing for female pilgrims visiting the holy sites.
The ministry said that women have the right to wear the clothes of their choice, taking into account adherence to certain guidelines.
Here are the guidelines
- The clothes should be wide and loose-fitting
- It should cover the entire body
- Clothes should not have any decorative elements.
— Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (@MoHU_En) September 12, 2023
— وزارة الحج والعمرة (@HajMinistry) September 12, 2023
In recent months, the Kingdom has unveiled a host of facilities for pilgrims. Millions of Muslims, who cannot physically or financially afford the annual Haj, flock to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.
The Saudi authorities have extended the Umrah visa from 30 days to 90 days and allowed its holders to enter the country through all land, air, and sea ports, and to leave from any airport.
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