Women can now register for Hajj without male guardian, says Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh (Web Desk): Saudi Arabia has announced that women can now register for the annual Hajj without a male guardian (mahram), Al Arabiya News reported.

Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said women did not need to have a male guardian to register, and could do so along with other women.

“Those wishing to perform Hajj will have to register individually. Women can register without a mahram (male guardian) along with other women,” the ministry said in a tweet.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced it would allow 60,000 residents vaccinated against Covid-19 to perform this year’s Hajj, but Muslims from abroad would be barred for a second straight year.