SA hujjaj recounts moments in the Haram

The sight of dead bodies and injured hujjaaj in Makkah filled most social networking sights on Saturday morning. In a harrowing account of the event that transpired Friday evening after Asr salah, South African hujaaj Muahmmed Bhamjee told VOC News that his haj will now begin on a sad note[…]

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Makkah’s crane crash goes viral on social media

Gruesome images of mangled and bloodied bodies of pilgrims went viral on social media on Friday evening, following a horrific accident in which a construction crane fell on the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The international Muslim community has expressed shock and horror at the scenes which unfolded in the holy[…]

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‘Crane collapse won’t deter pilgrims’: MJC

There are no reports of any Africans injured or killed by a crane which collapsed onto Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday killing 107 people, the Muslim Judicial Council said. “According to some of our networks, we have established that at this moment in time there is no[…]

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Makkah emir orders probe and quick report

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and advisor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has directed setting up of two committees to probe into the Haram tragedy. Sultan Al-Dosary, director general of media and public relations at the governorate, said that the committees will examine the causes of crashing[…]

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No SA casualties reported: Sahuc

No South African pilgrims have been reported to be injured in the crane collapse in Makkah on Friday, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has confirmed. There are scenes of chaos at the Haram-al-Sharif in the holy city as emergency workers clean up the aftermath of the accident,[…]

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