Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced plans to start issuing electronic visas for pilgrims, allowing them to apply online and receive their visas within minutes. The general supervisor of the electronic platform for Hajj and Umrah, Abdulrahman Shams, revealed that the portal will give non-Saudis online access to[…]
Saudi and foreign researchers will discuss the potential use of artificial intelligence applications in the management and organization of Haj and Umrah. The discussions will be held during the 19th Scientific Meeting of Haj, Umrah and Visit Research, which began in Madinah on Wednesday. The event is organized by Umm[…]
This forms part of a series by Dr Salim Parker and can be read on his blog hajjdoctor.co.za There was no question about her intention; she was going to perform Hajj. The question was whether she’ll make it for that year. She did not apply in time and was not[…]
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah is currently giving final touches to a fascinating project that will allow pilgrims and visitors as well as citizens and residents of the Kingdom to travel to Madinah on camels following the route that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had taken during[…]
As accredited South Africans prepare for Hajj 2019/1440, the South African Haj Travel Association (SATHOA) has advised hujaaj that there may be an increase in price compared to last year, but assures that everything is being done to minimise this cost. SATHOA vice president Sedick Steenkamp explained some components of[…]
The South African haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) held extensive discussions with Haj authorities in Saudi Arabia where it has met with and signed the haj protocols for Hajj 1440/2019. SAHUC president Maulana Muhammad Vaid said representatives from all Hajj affiliated sectors including the Umrah council and travel agencies met,[…]
While a delegation from the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) departed on Monday for meetings with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to discuss the upcoming hajj season, the regulator has released its preliminary list of 21 accredited haj operators. A total of 23 applications were received. Muhsin[…]
By Tasneem Adams This year’s hajj accreditation list could be released as early as mid-February. This is according to the president of the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc), Maulana Muhammad Vaid, as he unpacked the preparations for Hajj 1440 on VOC Breakfast Beat on Friday. Sahuc has the[…]
This forms part of a series written by Dr Salim Parker, the hajj doctor. More stories can be found on his blog site hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I worship the same Creator as them. I pray in the same direction as them and in fact often stand shoulder to shoulder with them, ensuring[…]
This forms part of a series written by Dr Salim Parker, the hajj doctor. More stories can be found on his blog site hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I really wish you were on Hajj with us,’ I said. There were certain constants in our lives on Arafat, Mina and Makkah that, if not[…]
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