During the meeting of the Planning and Coordination Council of the Supreme Leader Delegation Office and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization various possibilities for the future Hajj were examined.
According to the Hajj Information Center, Supervisor of Hajj and Umrah Deputy Office to Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Mr. Akbar Rezaei presented a report on surveys conducted in various possibilities about the upcoming Hajj. The meeting was chaired by Supreme Leader's Representative in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs and Supervisor of Iranian Pilgrims Hojjat al-Islam Seyed Abdolfattah Navvab.
Considering that the Saudi officials have kept the Islamic countries in an uncertain situation regarding the upcoming Hajj, the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization examined various possibilities and requirements in working meetings in order to maintain readiness for the Hajj and these issues will be discussed at the meeting of the Supreme Council of Hajj, Mr.Rezaei said.
He announced the preparation of health protocols in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Hajj Medical Board to maintain the pilgrims’ health and added: Medical examinations of more than 46,000 pilgrims under the age of sixty have been completed.
Of the total number of pilgrims under the age of 60 who were examined, 528 were not confirmed, Supervisor of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Medical Center Dr. Seyed Ali Marashi who was attended at the meeting said.
He also reported on the consultations of Iran’s Ministry of Health officials with the representative of the World Health Organization in the region regarding the prevalence of coronavirus and pointed to the increase in the number of people suffering from this disease in Saudi Arabia in recent days.
According to the report, the representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, referring to the measures taken by Saudi Arabia in pilgrimage cities and holy places in Medina and Mecca to fight the coronavirus, said: In the current situation, the health and well-being of the pilgrims should be a priority in the forthcoming policies and programs of Hajj, and if the Hajj is held with any quota, the health protocols of both countries should be observed in order to maintain the safety and health of the pilgrims.
In the continuation of this meeting, the programs of the week of Hajj, which will be held from the first to the seventh of the month of Dhu al-Qadah (Tir 3 to 9), were discussed and the participants expressed their views for holding the best programs of this week.
At the beginning of the meeting, Hojjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin Navvab expressed his condolences on the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Ja’fari religion head, Imam Sadegh (AS) and said: One of the important advices of that Imam was to hold prayer.
The representative of the Supreme Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs, pointing out that most of the books of Hadith are related to the narrations from Imam Ja’far al-Sadigh and Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (As), added: they were able to take significant steps to introduce Islamic culture and civilization.
He then referred to the story of the Hunin battle and how the polytheists of the Taif region were defeated and said: "Wherever there is pride, whether on the right or wrong front, the result is disregard for divine inspirations and it hurts."
Hojjat al-Islam Navvab also recalled the current situation in the United States and the arrogance of its leaders, adding that the superpower, which considered itself the undisputed power in the world, is now deeply involved in the corona and has the highest number of casualties. On the other hand, it has witnessed anti-racist clashes and demonstrations that have even spread to other countries and affected them.