Indonesia Receives Highest Hajj Quota at 100,051 Pilgrims

- 20 April 2022 23:18 WIB
Illustration of Hajj pilgrimage ((pixabay/dinar_aulia))
Illustration of Hajj pilgrimage ((pixabay/dinar_aulia))

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian government has received fixed numbers regarding the Hajj quota from the Saudi Arabian government.

Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas said that for the Hajj pilgrimage of 1443 AH/2022 AD, the Saudi Arabian government had granted a quota of 100,051 pilgrims to Indonesia.

"Alhamdulillah, for all of our efforts and prayers, this year we will have Hajj pilgrimage with a quota of 100,051 pilgrims and 1,901 officers," Yaqut said during the State-Level Nuzulul Quran Commemoration 1443 AH, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Yaqut announced the first batch of pilgrims from Indonesia to depart on June 4, 2022.

He said that the fixed number of Hajj quota was a Ramadan gift for Indonesian pilgrims as they have waited two years for the Hajj pilgrimage.

Over the last two years, Indonesia has not been able to facilitate the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This condition has also added up the long list of Indonesian Hajj queues.

Previously, the Chairman of the Eighth Commission of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Yandri Susanto, said that the quota of Hajj pilgrims for this year has increased by around 48 percent compared to that in 2019.

Indonesia's Hajj quota is also the highest when compared to other countries.

"It seems that Indonesia has indeed been granted the largest quota worldwide. We should be grateful, even though there is an age limit, but we'd be able to settle the matter by communicating [the issue] well through all Regional Offices of the Ministry of Religion throughout Indonesia," said Yandri.

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