Over 11,000 Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang proceed to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Over 11,000 Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang proceed to Saudi Arabia for Hajj
A Hui Muslim in Ningxia province of China. PHOTO: REUTERS
Updated 04 August 2019

Over 11,000 Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang proceed to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Over 11,000 Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang proceed to Saudi Arabia for Hajj
  • Intending pilgrims began their journey for Saudi Arabia from Urumqi on July 23
  • Pilgrims hailed the arrangements by Xinjiang government during their overseas trip

BEIJING: More than 11,000 Muslims from Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regions have been airlifted by chartered flights to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
These intending pilgrims began their journey for Makkah, Saudi Arabia from Urumqi, the provincial capital on July 23, Head of Xinjiang Muslim Hajj Group, Aibaidula Saidula told the Global Times on Saturday.
Muslims in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region performing Hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, hailed the considerate arrangements by Xinjiang government during their overseas trip.