Tragic Incident 16 Hajj Pilgrims Pass Away During Hajj 2024

Hajj Pilgrims Pass Away During Hajj 2024

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Hajj Pilgrims Pass Away During Hajj 2024 this year, a tragic incident resulted in the deaths of 16 pilgrims. The Hajj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam and draws millions of Muslims from around the world to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, saw these unfortunate losses amid the rigorous and spiritually significant rituals.

According to officials, the cause of death for most of the pilgrims was related to health complications exacerbated by the extreme heat and physical demands of the pilgrimage. Temperatures during this year’s Hajj reached record highs, posing severe risks to the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions.


Saudi authorities have expressed their condolences to the families of the deceased and are working to provide necessary support. Measures have been taken to ensure the safety and health of all pilgrims, including enhanced medical services and emergency response teams throughout the pilgrimage sites.

Despite this tragic event, the majority of pilgrims were able to perform their rituals without incident. The Hajj is known for its intense and spiritually enriching experience, requiring pilgrims to complete a series of rites including Tawaf (circumambulation of the Kaaba), Sai (walking between the hills of Safa and Marwah), and standing at Arafat.

This year’s Hajj saw significant attendance as it is one of the first to return to full capacity following the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The pandemic had severely limited the number of attendees in the past few years, but 2024 marked a significant return to normalcy for the annual pilgrimage.

Two Malaysian Pilgrim, Mohd Zahir Ismail age 58 year old Malaysian citizen, passed away on May 29, 2024, while performing Tawaf at the Grand Mosque in  Makkah. Another person Sadiah, 72 years old pilgrim from Kubang Pasu, Kedah, passed away during the Hajj in 2024 due to a ruptured blood vessel. She was rushed to a hospital in  Makkah after experiencing severe symptoms but unfortunately did not survive.

7 Nigerian pilgrims have died during the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to the official reports.

  1. Abdulrasheed Abubakar from Kebbi State, died on May 25, 2024, after a brief illness.
  2. Saliu Mohammed from Kwara State, died in  Madinah.
  3. Hawawu Mohammed from Kwara State, died in  Madinah.
  4. Salman Alade from Kwara State, died in Mecca.
  5. Ayishat Ologele from Kwara State, died in Mecca.
  6. Idris Oloshogbo from Lagos State, died on May 29, 2024, in  Makkah.
  7. Muhammad Suleman from Kebbi State, died in  Makkah.

These deaths are part of a larger trend, with cardiovascular diseases being the most common cause of death during the Hajj, accounting for 66% of all deaths.

The Saudi government remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all pilgrims and continues to invest in infrastructure and services to accommodate the millions who journey to Mecca each year.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives during this sacred pilgrimage.


  • Tarique Nadeem

    Assalam Alikum! Hello I'm Tarique Nadeem and I'm a devoted Islamic blogger. I started sharing Islamic knowledge online to help people grow spiritually and gain wisdom. I really love Islam and I'm passionate about spreading what I know.

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