He also said that the capacity of the mataf courtyard along with its floors is 107,000 performers of circumambulation
per hour, while the capacity of the mataf courtyard alone is 30,000 per hour, other than the floors.
He said following his meeting here today with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Circumambulation
Guides Foundation of Turkish Pilgrims and Muslims of Europe, America and Australia, Tariq bin Mohammed Ankawi that the pilgrims of Turkey whose number reached this year more than 94,000 extended their thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince for services and care being provided for them during their presence in the holy sites.
Mubarak Al-Ajmi as saying that the health of all Kuwait's pilgrims are satisfactory after performing several trouble-free hajj rituals: ascending Arafat mountain on Thursday, spending the night at Muzdalifah, stoning of the devil at Jamrat Al-Aqaba and the circumambulation
of the Ka'ba on Friday.
At the end of the circumambulation
, pilgrims go to the station of Ibrahim to pray, and they then drink water from the sacred well of Zamzam before proceeding to the next ritual.
ISLAMABAD -- For the first time, the covering cloth of the Holy Kaaba, also known as Kiswa, will have a new addition to indicate the starting and ending points of circumambulation
(Tawaf) around the sacred structure.
The Minister dedicated a night shelter, particularly for the benefit of people performing a circumambulation
(Parikarama) of River Narmada.
After the prayer, Muslims perform tawaf ritual, circumambulation
of the Kaaba seven times, and pray until morning.
A senior Makkah official has stated that the project to expand the mataf, or circumambulation
area around the Kaaba, would be completed before this year's Haj.
Saudi Arabian officials are working hard to complete the ongoing expansion of mataf - the circumambulation
area around the Kaaba in Makkah, before this year's Haj season, said a report.
A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple on the occasion of 'Somwati Amavasya' when the mishap occurred during the circumambulation
of the Kamtanath Pahad (mountain).
He urged hajj pilgrims to comply with Saudi regulations, be patient, especially as this year is expected to witness congestions in view of current expansion jobs which people's impede access to the circumambulation
The move is in line with the expansion currently undertaken by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, especially the circumambulation
area (Mataf expansion).