Use of smartphone and performing Hajj now goes hand-in-hand because technology continues to make lives easier especially on such a profound voyage that teaches one how to be prudent and stay organised.
From booking flight tickets and carrying suitable religious supplies to reaching Makkah safely, different mobile apps are now available. Moreover, the Saudi Arabia government launched a dedicated smartphone app that makes it easy for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to apply for visas to enter the Kingdom.
For the Hajj 2022, regulation set by the Saudi government has made it mandatory for the all the pilgrims to carry a smartphone.
Pilgrims are required to download two approved mobile apps as per the instructions of the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah the official website of MORA.
Two mobile apps, Tawakkalna and Eatmarna, have been launched by the Saudi authorities to facilitate overseas pilgrims and to obtain visit permits for the holy mosques in Makkah and Madina.
The Hajj pilgrims need to install a certain number of apps that will be helpful for them during the the Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrims should also have an understanding of how to use them as it will be required during the Hajj process.
It is important to know that the pilgrims cannot go for Hajja and Umrah without getting approval through the mobile application.
The mobile application is available on the Google Play Store and and Apple App store.