26 October 2011, Wednesday, 14:55

The first pilgrims from Bashkortostan arrived in Mecca

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

The first pilgrims from Republic of Bashkortostan arrived in Saudi Arabia for making hajj. The tourist company, busy with the hajj, reports the flight has been normal and all pilgrims feel themselves quite well. Every group of the pilgrims includes an experienced guide and a medic. The employees of the hajj-mission have already settled the Russian citizens. The Muslims, found in Mecca, are visiting the memorable places, concerned with life of the Prophet Muhammad and his associates.

But certain number of pilgrims is still staying in Ufa and they can' leave the capital of Bashkortostan for already the third day. The employees of the tourist company, sending the pilgrims to Mecca, explain it that the Embassy of Saudi Arabia failed to register all necessary documents in time.

The chairman of the Central Clerical Muslim Dept RB, mufti Nurmukhamet Nigmatullin hopes the problem will be solved in the shortest possible time.

“As far as I know, pilgrims often face such problems” — the mufti mentioned — “The delays of the flights for the pilgrims unfortunately become an ordinary event. We do hope the situation will change for the better and our pilgrims will execute their obligation before the Almighty – making hajj. I wish all of them patience and let them experience through these trials with dignity”.

themes: hadj, religion