This hajj story is written by Dr Salim Parker, known as the hajj doctor. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za Hajj 2020 is over. Some close to me kept themselves busy. My Imam, who was supposed to have set off for his half-century of standing at the time of[…]
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from lessons it learned. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif, deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, said that the[…]
This forms part of a series penned by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za The day had to come that I would write a Hajj Story without being on Arafat that year. I always thought that one day I’ll be too sick to travel to the[…]
He looked so at peace. He had minutes ago breathed in his final breath and seemed to be at a very leisurely pace and content manner exhaling any minute particles that might still have disturbed his acceptance that his Creator had finally recalled him. Those present were all grateful that[…]
This story forms part of a series called Hajj Stories by Dr Salim Parker. For more stories, visit www.hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I am coming home.’ he told me over the phone. He was in Makkah accompanying a group of mostly first-time travellers whilst I was still in Cape Town. He had performed[…]
This haj story is written by Dr Salim Parker. For more stories, visit www.hajjdoctor.co.za He was partially sighted. Yet his vision for Hajj was crystal clear and focused. I was walking alongside him during a fitness session preparing pilgrims for the rigours of Hajj. It was the first of about[…]
This forms part of a series of haj stories written by Cape Town doctor Salim Parker. It is currently being published monthly on his website www.hajjdoctor.co.za. He read the card over and over again. Of course he understood exactly what was written on it the very first time. It was[…]
This forms part of a series of haj stories written by Cape Town doctor Salim Parker. It is currently being published monthly on his website www.hajjdoctor.co.za. ‘When we just got married you said that you love me so much that you would do anything for me. You said you would[…]
This forms part of a series by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za She was furious and was clearly letting him know her thoughts in not the gentlest of tones. They were waiting to see me in my consulting rooms and were to be my last[…]
Alghamulilah, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has released its first accreditation list for Hajj 1441. Prospective hujaaj are urged to accept or defer accreditation as soon as possible to ensure that the most is made out of this glorious journey In Shaa Allah. View the list here.[…]
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