The crescent marking the beginning of the month of Hajj, Dhul Hijjah, has been sighted and pilgrims from around the world are continuing to arrive by sea, land, and air to take part in the annual pilgrimage.
Gestures by Saudi authorities in their welcome is nothing short of extraordinary and the acts that the authorities are taking to ensure a peaceful hajj are being loved by the internet – here are some of them.
An officer removes his shoes and places it in the feet of an elderly woman who can be seen wearing slippers made of cardboard.
في موقف انساني رائع وجد الاشادة والتقدير..
— خبر عاجل (@AjelNews24) August 10, 2018
A video of how the train service between Arafat and Mina has improved has also been doing the rounds
— الحج 1439هـ – Hajj 2018 (@HajjMedia) August 6, 2018
18,000 staff from the Civil Defense will be placed in various locations to ensure an efficient hajj
— الحج 1439هـ – Hajj 2018 (@HajjMedia) August 11, 2018
The Madinah sightseeing bus service is being used by many pilgrims to tour places of historic importance in and around of the Prophet’s City
— الحج 1439هـ – Hajj 2018 (@HajjMedia) August 10, 2018
The kiswa of the Kaaba is also being lifted in preparation for the influx of pilgrims
— الحج 1439هـ – Hajj 2018 (@HajjMedia) July 31, 2018
Pilgrims are being bestowed with flower petals upon their arrival at Madinah’s airport
— خبر عاجل (@AjelNews24) August 8, 2018
Saudi officers pictured assisting pilgrims of all ages
— mmmmmm (@almudhwah) August 8, 2018
This video of how Makkah developed over time to accommodate the growing numbers of pilgrims is worth seeing.
— ???? (@MQA7661) August 8, 2018