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Tourism – Hajj and Umrah

No Reason To Part

This forms part of a series of hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I have been accredited for Hajj this year,’ he told me. He spoke matter of factually, as if he was referring to the weather. No excitement was visible in his[…]

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Reward for good deeds multiply

This forms part of a series of stories written by Dr Salim Parker. Visit his site www.thehajjdoctor.co.za ‘I can’t walk Doc,’ he said. All it needed was a slight indentation in the road, barely visible in normal circumstances and definitely impossible to spot amongst the millions thronging every perceivable inch[…]

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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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