Singapore allocated additional places for Haj pilgrimage this year
MUIS will contact those allocated the additional places over the next few days.
More local Muslims will be able to perform the Haj this year as Singapore has been allocated extra places for the pilgrimage, announced the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on Monday (Jun 20).
This update follows the council’s announcement in April this year that Singapore has been granted a quota of 407 out of the 850,000 places for international pilgrims.
The places will be allocated to potential pilgrims who have already registered for Haj in the MUIS Advance Haj Registration System.
The council added that the filling of all places needs to be confirmed over the next few days.
Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, who is heading this year’s Haj delegation, said that he is “delighted that even more Singaporean Muslims will be able to fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam this year”.
Mr Masagos shared on Facebook that MUIS will contact and issue the letter of offer to individuals who have been allocated these additional places over the next few days.
“Given the short turnaround time, please let MUIS know your response within the time given, so that they can help to secure your visas and other arrangements,” said Mr Masagos.
MUIS is currently working with the appointed General Service Administrations and Saudi authorities over arrangements to accommodate the increased delegation.
The final number of allocations will be confirmed in due time.