Religious Minister Issues Decree on 2022 Hajj Quota
In a bid to provide a guideline in the finalization of services to Indonesian hajj pilgrims, Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas issued Decree Number 405 of 2022 on Indonesia’s Hajj Quota for 1443 Hijri/2022.
According to the Decree, Indonesia gets hajj quota of 100,051 pilgrims consisting 92,825 regular pilgrims and 7,226 special pilgrims. In detail, regular pilgrim’s quota of 92,825 consisted of 92,246 quota for regular pilgrims for the current year, 114 BIHU (Hajj and Umrah Group) Hajj and Umrah Guidance Counselors, and 465 regional hajj officers. Meanwhile, special pilgrim’s quota of 7,226 consisted of 6,664 special pilgrims for 1443 Hijri/2022 and 562 special hajj officers.
“The quota for 1443 Hijri/2022 hajj is for regular and special hajj pilgrims who have made their hajj cost payment for 1413 Hijri/2020 hajj and no older than 65 years old as of July 8, 2022,” he said.
The Minister went on to say that pilgrims who have paid off the travel costs but are not included in this year’s hajj or have decided to postpone their departures will be prioritized for next year’s hajj, by considering the quota. (Ministry of Religious Affairs/UN) (RAS/MUR)