Turkmen pilgrims set off for Hajj

Today, a group of Turkmen pilgrims went on a Hajj to Mecca and Medina, flying to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a special flight organized in accordance with the Order of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov by the “Türkmenhowaýollary” agency.

On the eve of one of the main Muslim holidays - Gurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) - our compatriots representing five velayats and the capital of the country will join the millions of pilgrims from all over the world who arrive on these blessed days in Mecca and Medina to perform the rites of worshiping the sacred Kaaba and other traditional rituals.

Before the trip, the pilgrims arrived at the Ertogrul Gazi Mosque, located in one of the most beautiful corners of Ashgabat, where organizational issues were discussed and midday prayers were performed.

Then they went to the Hezreti Omar Mosque, which is located on the territory of the residential complex Parahat-7. While visiting the mosque, the pilgrims expressed their gratitude to Arkadagly Serdar for creating the necessary conditions for the Hajj to Mecca and Medina, which are considered sacred in the Islamic world.

As the participants noted, the holiday of Gurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) is the personification of the continuity of the connection between times and generations, fidelity to the precepts of glorious ancestors. Representatives of the clergy and pilgrims emphasized that the revival and preservation of the primordial traditions and customs of the Turkmen people as an integral part of the richest national historical and cultural heritage is of great importance in the upbringing of the younger generation. In this regard, believers expressed their gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the constant attention at the state level to the solution of these issues, for assistance in organizing pilgrimages.

From the Hezreti Omar Mosque, a group of pilgrims went to the International Airport of the capital, where on the occasion of the beginning Hajj to Mecca and Medina and its successful implementation, sadaka was given.

After the meal, verses were read with the wishes of a happy life to our people, good health and longevity to Arkadagly Serdar, so that every day of our country, confidently advancing to the heights of progress, would be marked by glorious events and labor victories.

During the Hajj and the performance of sacred rituals, our compatriots will offer prayers to the Almighty for the prosperity of their native people and the Fatherland, for the success of the grandiose transformations carried out under the leadership of Serdar Berdimuhamedov in the Era of the Revival of the New Epoch of the Powerful State.

May the Almighty bless the pilgrims from the Turkmen land!

May Allah accept all the prayers of our compatriots! Kabul bolsun!

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper