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Hajji: Nigerian pilgrim slumps And die in Saudi Arabia

Lagos State, Amirul Hajj, Dr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, confirmed on Sunday the death of a state pilgrim, who collapsed and died early on Sunday.

The deceased, identified as Alhaja Folashade Lawal, from the Oshodi local government area of ​​Lagos state, died while heading to Jumarat to perform one of the Islamic rites, throwing stones at 3 a.m.

“We were told that he collapsed on his way to Jamarat to throw stones, but unfortunately he gave up from that point. “The doctors told us that he had high blood pressure,” AbdulHakeem told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

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Amirul Hajj could not immediately confirm whether the 56-year-old woman was receiving medical attention before the incident.

However, he revealed that all pilgrims from Lagos state arrived in Arafat, saying that even a woman who underwent brain surgery was taken to Arafat in an ambulance to fulfill the religious obligation.

“You know that when death comes, there is nothing you can do. We always told them to be aware of their medical situations and avoid anything that will stress them.

“Islam is a religion of peace, and Allah has made things easier for us in the realization of Hajj.

“That is why, when it comes to throwing stones, you can delegate. It is one of the tasks that you can charge. You cannot delegate Arafat, but you can transfer the throwing of rocks.

“You can’t blame anyone for throwing stones and dying on the road. Death will come when I arrive. “As Muslims, we believe that Allah knows why he has taken his life. We think that she left at the best moment, even though we wish Allah had prolonged her life because her sins had been washed away.

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“If you do Arafat, you will leave Arafat as your mother did. “While she is in a state of Ihiram, Allah took her life. So we sympathize with his family members and pray for Allah to grant him to Janat Firdaus. ”

Amirul Hajj announced that arrangements were underway for the funeral prayer for the deceased in Ka’abah, where the Lagos state-contingent would be present and then take his body to the cemetery in Makkah.

AbdulHakeem said the Lagos contingent would start returning to Nigeria beginning August 17.

He said the hajj operation had been successful so far, praising Islamic scholars, who had been illuminating pilgrims about various religious obligations and how to behave.

“On the return trip, the Lagos contingent will be the first to be transported by plane back to Nigeria. So we expect the first flight to leave at 7 a.m. on August 17 “.