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Tourism – Hajj and Umrah

Cleansing the heart

‘Please stand in front and lead us in Salaah,’ I requested of Akbar* (*not his real name). We had congregated in large prayer hall in a hotel in Azizya just outside Makkah. It was a few days before Hajj and the hotel had over two hundred pilgrims housed in it,[…]

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Feeling down; Let down

This forms part of a series by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za He was found lying in the garage, with a bullet wound to his head. A gun was next to him. No crime was suspected, and an autopsy was performed as it was clearly[…]

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Sahuc drops 4th Hajj list

There’s good news for some 500 hujjaj waiting to be called for hajj.  On Friday, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) released the fourth accreditation list for Hajj 2019/1440 with 500 names. Hujaaj have until the 31st of March at 18h00 to either accept or defer your accreditation.[…]

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