After completing the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, many worshippers are now arriving in Medina. To accommodate the large number of faithful visitors, the authorities in charge of the Prophet’s Mosque are working hard to provide necessary services. One of these services is distributing more than 80,000 bottles of Zamzam water to worshippers every day.
Additionally, there are 15,000 containers of Zamzam water available throughout the mosque. Zamzam water is highly sought after by pilgrims from other countries, who often buy packs of it as gifts for their loved ones back home. As groups of Hajj pilgrims make their way to Medina, local authorities are making extra efforts to welcome them. Medina is famous for the Prophet’s Mosque, which includes the resting place of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) called Al Rawda Al Sharifa.
After performing Hajj, many pilgrims traditionally visit Medina to pray at the Prophet’s Mosque and explore other important Islamic sites. This year, Saudi Arabia allowed more pilgrims to participate in Hajj after three years of restricted numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 1.8 million pilgrims, including 1.6 million from other countries, attended Hajj this year according to official reports from Saudi Arabia.