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.[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Following the recent uproar over hajj and umrah scandals, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has embarked on a mission to take decisive action. At the beginning of this month, news broke of yet another umrah scandal involving dishonoured imam Fasieg Adams , where he allegedly exploited at[…]
This forms part of a series of hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘How I wish that my Mom would embrace Islam,’ Kashiefa* said. She was a recent revert and was passionately yearning to learn more about our Deen. She and her husband[…]
‘God may forgive but I don’t.’ The words stabbed at the core of the soul of Yusuf* and he was filled with a desperate sense of despair. What more could he do in his efforts for redemption? He admitted his crime, he fully compensated his victim and in fact,[…]
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[…]
In a move that has been widely praised, the Saudi government has announced that the umrah visa fees for repeat pilgrims have been scrapped. On Monday, Saudi minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Salih Bentin, thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for issuing a royal decree[…]
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