Umrah operators facilitating travel of pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have to abide by regulations which the Saudi kingdom is expected to mandate on April 8, 2018. The enforcing of the regulations comes amid numerous allegations of mismanagement made against South African umrah companies in recent weeks.[…]
Following promises to pay mu’tamireen money owed to them by Saturday 17 March 2018, the co-founder and spiritual guide of Umrah Connect International, is believed to have departed for the holy lands, providing no clarity on the status of the company’s debt. After VOC News revealed how the travel operator[…]
This is part of a series written by Dr Salim Parker. More stories at hajjdoctor.co.za Hajj is a wonderful journey. We are all detached from the realities of our lives back home where the drudgery, mundaneness, routines and responsibility of everyday life fast forwards time to the extent where we[…]
More than two months has lapsed since mu’tamireen were scheduled to perform umrah with Al Mujaahiedeen, but the aggrieved pilgrims have not received a cent of the money owed to them. One of the 32 mu’tamireen, who was scheduled to travel at the end of December last year, Rogaya Hendricks[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) and the National General Council (NGC) have announced the opening of applications for Hajj and Medical Mission workers for Hajj 2018/1439. Applications must be forwarded to SAHUC’s Secretary General by 18h00 on March 23, 2018. Applicants are required to fulfill the following[…]
Following extensive meetings with the Ministry of Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has concluded the pricing of the various camps for Hajj 1439/2018. Amongst other topics covered at its meetings with the Muassasah, SAHUC managed to negotiate a reduced price[…]
By Dr Salim Parker Hajj is Arafat. Arafat is the closest that we mere mortals ever get to our Creator, the day when we are in our Ihram, which resembles the cloth than we adorn once we depart this world. It is the day when Allah smiles on his worshipping[…]
Hajj doctor Salim Parker pens his latest hajj story. Read more at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘What would you do if you get lost during Hajj?’ she asked her father. This conversation took place before he and her mother were to depart for Hajj. The couple were supposed to have performed the most[…]
The recent move by Saudi authorities to shift the Mihrab (prayer niche showing direction of qibla) at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to the Prophet’s Mihrab, located behind the present one, has facilitated movement of faithful who want to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Abdul Wahid[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has released the first list of accredited Hujaaj for Hajj 2018/1439. The final acceptance date of accreditation or transfer is scheduled for 18h00 February 5, 2018. In a statement, SAHUC said Hujaaj face a penalty of 30 points if accreditation is not[…]
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