JAKARTA, July 17 (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin sent off more than 400 residents of Situbondo, East Java to go to Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia, for hajj pilgrimage on Tuesday.
see As many as 37,055 pilgrims will depart from Djuanda International Ariport Surabaya this year. They are from East Java, Bali and East Nusa Tenggara.
see Besides Surabaya, pilgrims will also depart from other cities — Padang in West Sumatra, Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Solo in Central Jawa, Jakarta and Makassar in South Sulawesi on Tuesday, the ministry said.
go to site Hajj is an obligatory deed for Muslims as part of the five pillars of Islam.