According to a Deutsche Welle report, Saudi women soldiers were seen guarding the ‘Masjid al-Haram’ or Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Female security guard in charge of security in ‘Masjid Al Haram’
Saudi Arabia took a big decision for the first time, taking a step towards women empowerment. In fact, for the first time, dozens of women soldiers were deployed for security service during the Hajj pilgrimage to be held in Mecca and Medina. The job of these women soldiers was to monitor security during the journey. According to a Deutsche Welle report, Saudi women soldiers were seen guarding the ‘Masjid al-Haram’ or Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Women wearing army khaki uniforms were seen monitoring the security situation at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Along with a khaki uniform, she wore a black beret over a long jacket, loose trousers and a veil that covered her hair. At the same time, he was highly praised on Twitter for this step taken by Saudi Arabia. Many people called it an important step towards women empowerment. A Twitter user wrote, ‘For the first time in the history of Mecca, a female Saudi guard is performing Hajj duty.’ At the same time, another user wrote, ‘It was a long time to do this, finally it was done.’
During Hajj people followed COVID rules
Following the COVID-19 protocols, thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims gathered in Mecca for the Haj pilgrimage. Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, culminated with the Eid al-Adha ceremony. According to Qatar’s news channel Al Jazeera, 10,000 vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circumambulated Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday. During this, he was seen following social distancing and wearing a mask. For the second year in a row, the threat of corona has loomed large on the Haj pilgrimage.
60 thousand people got permission for Haj pilgrimage
Before this, 2.5 million Muslims from different countries of the world used to go to Mecca every year for Haj pilgrimage. However, now Haj pilgrimage has changed a lot due to Corona. This year, 60 thousand vaccinated citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia were allowed to perform Hajj amid the spread of Corona. The number of pilgrims this year was more as compared to the symbolic Haj pilgrimage held last year. Last year only one thousand pilgrims were allowed to perform Haj.
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