Voice of the Cape


Hujjaj given 48 hours to fill 500 quota

By Tasneem Adams South African hujjaj who are financially prepared to take up the opportunity to perform hajj this year have 48 hours to inform the hajj regulator of their readiness to travel. So says South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) president Maulana Muhammad Vaid, following an eleventh-hour announcement[…]

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Labbayk newsletter gives a voice to hujjaj

By Rukaya Mosavel With an astounding number of South Africans leaving for hajj in the upcoming days, a group of Capetonians who completed their fard (mandatory) hajj last year was inspired to initiate an online resource for hujaaj. Fittingly called Labbayk, the newsletter is aimed at assisting new hujaaj with[…]

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Hajj well-wishers urged to respect airport regulations

By Rukaya Mosavel The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has urged the family members of hujaaj to respect and abide by the rules of the airport. This comes after overcrowding issues experienced during the first departure of hujaaj on Tuesday at Cape Town International Airport. Family members and[…]

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‘Rely completely on Allah during hajj’

The hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a momentous occasion and is considered the pinnacle of any Muslim’s life. While it is both a collective undertaking and a deeply personal experience – it is bound to entirely transform one’s perspective on life. As thousands of South African hujjaj travel[…]

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All systems go for first SA Hajj departures

The first group of South Africans are all ready and set to travel to various Islamic holy cities for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, taking place over a period of five days. The Hajj pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds an important place in the hearts[…]

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Petition launched against high cost of hajj

By Rukaya Mosavel Amid growing frustration that the hajj is becoming increasingly out of reach for working-class hujjaj, the United Council of South African Hujaaj (UCSAH) have initiated a petition to garner attention on the matter. A number of local activists believe hajj is exorbitantly priced and is being monopolised[…]

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SA hujjaj to get free sim card

The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has partnered with the Saudi mobile network service provider Mobily to provide each South African hujjaj with a free Mobily SIM card to use during Hajj 2019. Hujjaj will be able to connect with loved ones once the SIM is activated at[…]

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Reward for good deeds multiply

This forms part of a series of stories written by Dr Salim Parker. Visit his site www.thehajjdoctor.co.za ‘I can’t walk Doc,’ he said. All it needed was a slight indentation in the road, barely visible in normal circumstances and definitely impossible to spot amongst the millions thronging every perceivable inch[…]

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Sahuc fills hajj quota for 1440

With three months to go before the sacred pilgrimage, South Africa’s hajj quota for 1440/ 2019 has finally been filled. The Western Cape has the most hujjaj in comparison to other provinces at 41%.  The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) made the announcement last night, following another round[…]

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