Importance of financial management for hajj pilgrimage was in focus at a workshop. The Indonesian Embassy in Manama in cooperation with the Indonesian diaspora in Bahrain organized a session with the theme: "Hajj Financial Management". Guest speaker Dr Hurriyah El Islamy, Member of the Hajj Financial Management Board (BPKH) spoke in detail at the Indonesian Embassy in Manama.

The activity was attended by the Indonesian Muslim communities living in Manama and its surroundings.

In his opening remarks, the Indonesian Ambassador conveyed the importance of the Indonesian people, especially Muslims, to understand the ins and outs of the financial management of Indonesian pilgrims. This is partly in the context of answering a number of common questions from the community, such as how the government determines the number of hajj tariffs and how long the wait is for the hajj pilgrimage, as well as efforts to improve the quality of the hajj pilgrimage.

The Ambassador also encouraged that the community maintain and improve the relationship of brotherhood, unity and concern for fellow Indonesians.

Speaker Dr Hurriyah in the lecture highlighted that Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam that must be carried out by every Muslim once in a lifetime, but for those who are able. With the encouragement of this obligation, the number of Indonesian Muslims who register to perform the pilgrimage continues to increase every year.

To answer queries, he added that the Hajj quota available is limited hence resulting in an increase in the number of Hajj pilgrims who waited long enough to be able to leave for the Hajj. The objectives of Hajj Financial Management were to improve the quality of Hajj Implementation, the rationality and efficiency of the use of BPIH and the benefits for Muslims.