At least 2,009 pilgrims from the 43,000 Hajj slots allocated to Nigeria by the Saudi Arabian government have arrived at the Holy city of Madinah for the 2022 Hajj.
Zikrilluh Hassan, chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), admonished pilgrims to always be good ambassadors of the country during their stay by adhering to the rules and regulations of the host country.
One million pilgrims, including those from Saudi Arabia, are expected to perform this year’s Hajj,
Nigerians already in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj are those from Borno, Nasarawa and the FCT.
Pilgrims traditionally visit Madina to pray at the mosque of Prophet Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, either before they begin the Hajj rites or after completing them.
Prayers said in Prophet Muhammed’s mosque are believed to have the rewards of praying a thousand times anywhere else except for prayers said at the holy mosque in Makkah.
Source: Peoples Gazette.