The Ministry of Hajj of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has informed the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Hajj will be organized only for a small number or representatives of different nationalities already located in Saudi Arabia. In accordance with this decision, the Hajj and Umrah Office of the Riyasat of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be organizing Hajj from Bosnia and Herzegovina this year. Hajj departures will also not be organized from homeland countries or the Bosniak diaspora.
The Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina fully understands the decision of the Saudi authorities and expresses its support to efforts to organize Hajj even for a symbolic number of Hajjis from all around the world. The teachings of Islam are based on the principles of sacredness of human life and its preservation and protection. Throughout all these years, the Hajj and Umrah Office has had the opportunity to witness firsthand that care for the health and safety of Hajjis is a constant policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
When, by the will of God, it becomes possible to organize Hajj and Umrah departures once again, the Hajj and Umrah Office will notify the believers on time.