Hajj Traditions In A Pandemic Year: Innovative Distribution Of Holy Zamzam Water

Adapting Traditions To Modern Inconveniences

22 Jul 2021 by Local Press Report
MECCA

At this year’s hajj, a portion of holy Zamzam water may serve as both ancient and high-tech souvenir, as the collection and distribution of Islam’s holiest water has adapted to technology and the pandemic. In an effort to keep COVID-19 transmission to a minimum, Saudi authorities have deployed 20 robots to serve Zamzam water bottles to often bemused pilgrims.

Source: Religion News Service

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