Turkmen pilgrims safely back home following Hajj to Mecca and Medina

188 pilgrims from Turkmenistan representing all five regions of the country and the city of Ashgabat has safely returned home on completion of hajj to Mecca and Medina. This is reported by the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent with reference to the Council for Religious Affairs under the President of Turkmenistan.

Pilgrims offered all the prayers and performed all the rituals as required by Hajj, visited the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, where, following the ritual, they circumambulated the sacred Kaaba – Black Stone, and visited the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions in Medina.

It should be recalled that on the instructions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the State National Service “Turkmenistan Airlines” organized a special flight for the pilgrims from Turkmenistan to Saudi Arabia and back to Ashgabat.

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