First Group of Azerbaijanis to Pay Pilgrimage to Hajj

Society Materials 3 December 2007 12:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Agayeva / Thirty-five buses with Azerbaijani pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia to pay pilgrimage to Hajj in Mecca, which is the fifth and one of the main places of worship in Islam.

The bus routes remain unchanged, from Iran to Turkey, Syria, then Jordan to Saudi Arabia.

The pilgrims may visit sacred places on the way to Hajj.

The second group of pilgrims will start their journey on 5 December by bus.

This year approximately 6,000 people from Azerbaijan will pay pilgrimage. The Caucasus Muslim Clerical Port allocated a quota of 4,500 places and the remaining allocated by organizations engaged in the implementation of pilgrimages to Hajj.

Flights will operate from Baku-Jeddah, and pilgrims will tour Mecca by bus. On the way home they will fly to Baku not from Jeddah, like in previous years, but from Medina.