The annual Hajj pilgrimage typically brings 2 million Muslims to Mecca. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia has scaled back the pilgrimage, allowing only 1,000 pilgrims to perform Hajj this year.
With the changing times due to the coronavirus outbreak, Hajj in 2020 is unlike any other. Strict healthcare guidelines and social distancing are being followed to ensure that everyone stays safe and protected.
Holy water will be consumed from single-use bottles. Face masks are mandatory. Instead of jostling shoulder to shoulder, pilgrims will circle Kaaba with 1.5 meters of space between them. And they will get sterilized pebbles to throw at pillars that symbolize the devil.
People are in awe to witness this rare and tranquil sight of Kaaba. Hajj 2020 is sure different, but it gives us the message to stay calm and strong in the face of adversity.
Let’s look at some Twitter reactions and videos.
What a powerful photo!
Social distancing at Kaaba. pic.twitter.com/gGRYTLAODX
— Stanly Johny (@johnstanly) July 29, 2020
Mashallah Mashallah no words to describe about the blessings of these chosen ones this year…..
Ya Allah make it ease for all of them those are performing hajj and those who are serving to them incredibly…..
ameen summa ameen#حج #عین_عشق#Hajj2020 #HajjMubarak pic.twitter.com/zSt0RuC2R9
— چوہدری اسد 🔥 (@Asad_0819) July 30, 2020
— یَاسِفْ Yasif (@IamYasif) July 30, 2020
Small number of luckiest people of this globe were able to perform #Hajj this year, May ALLAH SWT give everyone a chance to be there, May ALLAH SWT end this pandemic as soon as possible.
AAMEEN #Hajj2020 #HajjMubarak pic.twitter.com/Al4J6TVt9b
— Syed Yusuf (@yusufakhter786) July 29, 2020
— Iffi Awan.🇵🇰 (@Iffi59360064) July 30, 2020
— Maria Khan 🧸 (@MariaKhan_0) July 29, 2020
— abrarwasi.official (@abrarwasi125) July 30, 2020
— Abdullah Durrani (پڑنگ آبادی) (@akhundzada_ad) July 30, 2020
— Idrees Lala (@Idreeeslala) July 30, 2020
— 🦋IQrä_Tarïq🦋 (@iiqratistic) July 30, 2020
— Elaaf Turk 🇹🇷 (@ElaafTurk) July 30, 2020