In Pics: Sisi performs Umrah in Mecca

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Fri, 31 May 2019 - 03:18 GMT

President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday- press photo

President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday- press photo

CAIRO – 31 May 2019: President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday.

The president was saluting Egyptian pilgrims at Mecca. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Egyptian pilgrims head to Mecca for Umrah during Ramadan, the ninth moth of the Islamic Calendar during which the Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset.

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President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday- press photo

Umrah can be performed by Muslims at any time over the year, while the big Pilgrimage (Hajj) is being performed once annually.

President Sisi headed to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to participate in Arab emergency Summit and the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca.


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President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday- press photo


In his speech at the Arab emergency summit, Sisi affirmed that Arabs will not be tolerant with any threats against the Middle East region. He voiced Egypt’s full and undoubtful support to both of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, regarding the latest attacks on ships in the territorial waters of the UAE, and the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ drone attack on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom.

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President Abdel Ftaah al-Sisi has performed Umrah ritual, Islamic small pilgrimage to Mecca, on Friday- press photo


Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Umran Khan also performed Umrah ritual on Thursday evening, Sama news reported.

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