SAUDI ARABIA MAKKAH — Visitors & Worshipers other than #Umrah pilgrims performers will also be allowed soon to perform (Tawaf) circumambulation around the Holy Kaaba , Okaz News has learnt from well-informed sources in #Makkah.

Tawakkalna and Eatmarna  application are going to update a new icon titled “Tawaf” will be added in the both applications by the coming weekend to facilitate booking appointment for the performance of tawaf for non-Umrah worshippers / Visitors.

King Salman Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques allow using the full capacity of the Grand Mosque for pilgrims and worshipers This is in line with implementing the recent directive.

There will be also an options in Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications to book appointment for kissing the Black Stone (Al-Hajar Al-Aswad), touching the Yemeni Corner (Al-Rukn Al-Yamaani), and performing prayer at Hijr Ismail ( Muqeem E Ibrahim).

Umrah Pilgrims and worshippers will be made available of the best ever services and facilities for performing their rituals in ease and comfort Process.

They will be enabled to take advantage of the enhanced smart applications related to services at the Two Holy Mosques, the sources said, while pointing out that all these will be strictly in line with the compliance of the precautionary measures and preventive protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Special Forces for the Security of Hajj and Umrah Commander Maj. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami announced that the first floor of the Grand Mosque will be set aside to perform only tawaf for non-Umrah pilgrims and the icon for tawaf will be added on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications very soon, according to Al-Ekhbariya channel.

Al-Bassami revealed that tawaf for non-pilgrims will be available outside the times of prayers during morning and evening from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There is cooperation between all the concerned agencies with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to activate the Tawaf icon on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications, and it will be available by the end of this week, coinciding with the short vacation at the end of the first semester of education.

Al-Bassami said that preparations are under way to facilitate the first floor of mataf (circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba) and the Grand Mosque to receive the large numbers of worshipers.

Umrah pilgrims and worshipers are required to wear masks at all times when they are within the Grand Mosque and its courtyards.