Simferopol (QHA) - Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev came back from Mecca, having accomplished a small Hajj called Umrah. “I have already conducted Umrah in 1996. Now, 16 years later I’ve been lucky to be there again”, said Dzhemilev to QHA. He also noted that he met with the Grand Mufti of Kaaba at the office of the Muslim World League, where he spoke about Crimean Tatars and their situation at their homeland Crimea. According to Dzhemilev, he didn’t meet with government officials in Mecca as he was conducting Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan. In this regard, Saudi Arabia authorities asked for a written narration of the Crimean Tatar situation, as a result of which they could make a decision on assistance to the Crimean Tatar people. As informed earlier, Dzhemilev left for Mecca to conduct a small Hajj called Umrah on July 30. Note: Umrah- is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to Hajj.

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