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The Murur Scheme for Pilgrims: A Special Arrangement for Safety and Convenience

Jumat, 07 Juni 2024 - 01:21 | 14.84k
Hajj and Umroh at Haram. (Photo: MCH 2023 Kemenag RI)
Hajj and Umroh at Haram. (Photo: MCH 2023 Kemenag RI)

TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – The Murur scheme is a method of overnight stay (mabit) in Muzdalifah during the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage that allows pilgrims to pass through the area without disembarking from their vehicles. Following the critical ritual of wukuf in Arafah, pilgrims who are part of this scheme will travel through Muzdalifah while remaining on the bus, which then takes them directly to their tents in Mina.

This approach is designed to mitigate the potential risks and congestion that can endanger pilgrims in Muzdalifah. As if tthis kind of situation will be bad for the Indonesian pilgrims due to the large number of pilgrims coming from around the world.

Subhan Cholid, Director of Overseas Hajj Services, explained that approximately 25% of pilgrims and Hajj officers, around 55,000 people, will participate in the Murur scheme. This figure includes pilgrims who were previously accommodated in Mina Jadid, those from additional quotas, and those affected by the ongoing construction of toilets in Muzdalifah.

"The Murur scheme prioritizes high-risk pilgrims, the elderly, those with disabilities, and their companions," Subhan said.

Prioritizing Safety for Vulnerable Groups

The primary focus of the Murur scheme is on the safety and well-being of vulnerable groups. High-risk pilgrims, including the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and their companions, are given priority under this scheme. This consideration is crucial, as these groups are more susceptible to the hazards associated with large crowds and prolonged physical strain.

The Pilgrim Service Team (PPIH) will task cluster officers with identifying pilgrims eligible for the Murur scheme based on predefined criteria and numbers. This data will then be compiled by Daker Makkah officers to ensure a seamless and efficient process.

Enhancing Pilgrimage Experience

By implementing the Murur scheme, the authorities aim to enhance the pilgrimage experience for those who might struggle with the traditional method of mabit in Muzdalifah. The logistical efficiency provided by the scheme helps manage the flow of pilgrims, ensuring that those with special needs receive the necessary support and protection throughout their spiritual journey.

In summary, the Murur scheme represents a thoughtful adaptation to the pilgrimage process, prioritizing the safety and comfort of vulnerable pilgrims. By facilitating a more controlled and less physically demanding route through Muzdalifah, the scheme exemplifies a compassionate approach to managing the complexities of the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage. (*)

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