Umrah resumes, Masjid al-Haram opens to pilgrims after 7 months
Now 6,000 people will be performing Umrah in groups on a daily basis and every group will consist of 1,000 pilgrims. High-resolution cameras have been installed at the entrances to Masjid al-Haram and Masjid an-Nabawi. The Mataf area will be reserved for Tawaf only, while prayers will be offered inside the complex at the Masjid al-Haram. Pilgrims in every group will be given three hours to complete their Umrah. Pakistani citizens are likely to get permission to perform Umrah from 15th of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.