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[…]
One of the important objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 is to increase the number of Umrah visitors to 30 million annually. The MoU aims at the participation of the Saudi Airlines in the central reservation engine of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah to serve pilgrims directly through electronic[…]
As many as 1.2 million passengers arrived at or departed from King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah during the just-concluded 10-day mid-term school vacation. They traveled on board 7,656 international and domestic flights. According to airport sources, more than 552,000 passengers arrived on board 3,800 flights while bout 650,000[…]
Saudi Arabia is barring more than one and a half million Palestinian citizens of Israel from travelling on temporary Jordanian passports to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah in the holy city of Mecca, Middle East Eye can reveal. The measure is part of Saudi Arabia’s new policy[…]
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