68 Malawian Muslims have left the country for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Speaking in an interview with Radio Islam, Sheikh Ahmad Chiyenda, of Lyods Travel Centre, says the pilgrims who have been split into two groups left the country on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

According to Sheikh Chiyenda, though there were some challenges in this year’s hajj booking process they are happy that Lyods Travel Centre has managed to send the pilgrims after a two year break.

“Malawi like other African countries used the agent way of booking for pilgrims unlike the newly launched Mowatif an online system for Western countries that have also faced late activation problem,” Sheikh Chiyenda

By June 6, just a month before Hajj is to commence on July 7 Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj cut out the middleman.

In April, Saudi Arabia announced that it would once again be permitting Muslims from abroad to perform Hajj.