The Chairman, Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Kabiru Mu’azu Mayere donated ihram, which is the white garment used for hajj rituals to males and five thousand naira to each female intending pilgrim from his Council.
He made the donations when he visited the hajj camp to bid the pilgrims farewell, as well solicited their prayers for Kaduna State and the Country at large.
“Due to time constraints, we were unable to sew the ihram for women, hence the provision of five thousand naira to each intending female pilgrims. We therefore urge them to pray for sustained peace for our State and Nigeria at large”, the Chairman stated.
Mayere advised them to abide by all Saudi Arabian rules and regulations while on pilgrimage at the holy land.
On his part, an Islamic Scholar, Imam Suleiman Adam Jos called on the intending pilgrims to ensure they perform all hajj rituals solely for the approval of Allah by seeking His nearness.
He said the intending pilgrims should seek for knowledge on any hajj ritual that is not clear to them, adding that all pilgrims should learn and understand the rulings pertaining to hajj.
The Imam pleaded with pilgrims who had performed hajj in the past to share their experiences with the new pilgrims by guiding them on hajj rituals, expending their monies and also movement from one point to another.