These Pictures Depict How Makkah Gained Back Its Liveliness Over The Past Four Years

Hera Shabbir

Makkah was completely shut down back in 2020 and 2021 due to strict COVID-19 regulations. This means that Masjid Al Haram was closed to all pilgrims, putting Umrah on a halt for months. The city is known to get especially crowded during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and it looks like all visitors definitely made up for lost time this Ramadan ❤️

Makkah has welcomed more than 33 million pilgrims since the beginning of Ramadan!

This is even more than last year!

Ramadan in 2022 was a full house almost everyday!

Here’s what Masjid Al Haram looked like in 2021…

Due to strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocol, getting a chance to go into Haram was quite a lengthy process. Permits to visit the Prophet’s Mosque and Masjid Al Haram were granted via the  Tawakkalna and Eatmarna apps. Unvaccinated individuals were not allowed into the mosques at all.

Makkah witnessed complete silence back in 2020…

This picture was taken back in March 2020, when the COVID-19 lockdown had just started in the GCC countries. Saudi had implemented a curfew across the Kingdom to minimize the spread of the virus. Seeing such a holy site empty was quite a heartbreaking moment for Muslims around the world.

Thankfully, Makkah’s liveliness is back better than ever this Ramadan as millions visit for Ramadan ♥️


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