Thursday, 1 August 2019

130-Year-Old Indonesian Man Arrives Makkah for Hajj

A 130-year-old Indonesian Muslim has arrived Jeddah on Wednesday to perform the life-time hajj journey. The man is believed to be the oldest person to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Arab News reported Wednesday.

Ohi Aidros Samri visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with six family members.

The elderly Indonesian national was welcomed at King Abdul Aziz International Airport by a number of officials who gave him flowers and trinkets as a gesture of goodwill.

Earlier this month, a 102-year-old Thai Muslim woman arrived Makkah for hajj.

Another 101-year-old Indian Muslim woman arrived Madinah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj ten days ago.

The oldest person to previously perform Hajj was 104-year-old Ibu Mariah Marghani Muhammad from Indonesia. She made her pilgrimage in 2017.

Muslims from around the world pour to Makkah every year to perform Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.

Hajj consists of several rituals, which are meant to symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith, and to commemorate the trials of Prophet Abraham and his family.

Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform Hajj at least once in a lifetime.

Hajj 2019 will commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019 and will continue till Wednesday, 14th of August 2019; in the evening time.

It is highly recommended for elderly people to take a medical hand out for their health conditions; especially if they take life-saving medications. Also, youth are urged to offer help to elderly people during Hajj rituals.


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