Indonesian Hajj Pilgrims are prohibited from removing or exchanging identity bracelets, this is the point – The Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) has given identity bracelets to Indonesian Hajj and Hajj pilgrims since 1995. These identity bracelets have become the hallmark of Indonesian pilgrims and Hajj officials.

“We urge all pilgrims to wear the identity bracelet from the time they are received until they return to their respective domicile homes in the country. Don’t just keep it for fear of losing it,” said a spokesman for the Central Hajj Organizing Committee. (PPIH), Akhmad Fauzin at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, Jakarta, Friday (10/6).

“Don’t get confused with anyone, and don’t exchange ID bracelets,” he continued.

According to Fauzin, the identity bracelet contains a number of important information related to the congregation. There are six columns in the bracelet. The first column contains information on the origin of the Embarkation and the year of departure. For example JKS 1443H. Namely the pilgrims from the Jakarta – Bekasi Embarkation who departed in 1443 Hijri.

The second column contains the batch number. The third column, contains the congregation’s Passport Number information. The fourth column, the writings of Jamaah Haji Indonesia in Arabic al hajjul Indonesiyyi. The fifth column contains the name of the congregation/officer according to the name in the Passport book. And the last column contains the Indonesian flag (Red and White) as well as a marker for pilgrims or officers from Indonesia.

“The bracelet has proven to be very easy for various parties to identify pilgrims when they are separated, forget the direction of the road to the lodge, and so on. For that, the congregation must understand the data and its contents,” he added.

Fauzin added that until the fifth day of departure, as many as 14,757 pilgrims had arrived in Medina. For the sixth day of departure there were 8 groups consisting of 5 embarkations with a total of 3,226 pilgrims.